The On Being Born And Dying

1662 WordsOct 19, 20157 Pages
There are two things that you can count on in life: being born and dying. Everyone will experience death, which makes it inevitable part of human life. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 2,596,993 deaths. The death rates are approximately 821.5 deaths per 100,000 population, and the life expectancy is 78.8. Nurses tend to avoid the subject of death and dying, but fail to realize that death is a part of the holistic care that is promised to clients. In saying this, nurses must deal with their own death in order to help someone else cope with dying or death of a family member. The nurses must be compassionate and show empathy to help the client and the family cope. Spirituality is another thing that nurses need to considerate when providing care for a client. This is part of the holistic care. Nurses must ask about their religion as part of the admission process. It is just as important as asking about their history of illness (Hellman, 2012). When clients are dying, having their spiritual needs met is what gets them through day to day. According to Ehrlich, spirituality also fosters feelings of hope and acceptance, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and encourage a sense of relaxation. By alleviating stressful feelings and promoting healing ones, spirituality can positively influence the client and their family. A strong spiritual background can help the client as well as the family move towards acceptance of the

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