Terminal illness

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  • Terminal Illness Research Paper

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    How people respond to the reality of a terminal illness. The definition of terminal as given in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “of relating to an end, extremity, boundary, or terminus”. A terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or effectively treated and is likely to result in death of a patient in a relatively short time. When some people are told they have a terminal illness, they often initially become silent. Most probably because they just don’t know what to say or do or because

  • Terminal Illness Nursing

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    The illness from which there is no expectation of recovery and reasonably leads to death is termed as terminal illness. It is more commonly a term used for progressive and active diseases which cannot be treated adequately (Dalgaard, Thorsell & Delmar, 2010)). Individuals suffering from these sorts of illness are called terminally ill patients and are provided with palliative care as the disease goes on progression. The terminally ill patients are not expected to live longer but it varies in some

  • Terminal Psychiatric Illness

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    Within the healthcare setting, the term “terminal” is often associated with patients whose condition is not curable or when a patient’s condition cannot be adequately treated and shortens the patient’s life expectancy to a few months. While the term terminal is most commonly used for cancer, are there such conditions that warrant the use of describing a psychiatric illness as terminal? If so, what are the necessary conditions? This is one of the questions I seek to answer within this short essay

  • Coping with a Terminal Illness Essay

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    A terminal illness can generally be defined as an illness for which there is no cure and the prognosis is fatal. We all know that we will die someday but most of us think of this as some distant time. For individuals who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, though, they must face the reality of their own mortality and are forced to re-evaluate their lives and must make choices about how to best spend the remainder of their days. For the purposes of this paper I am focusing on the cultural

  • Hospice Care And Terminal Illness

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    Hospice care is commonly offered to patients who possess terminal illnesses, especially cancer related diseases. Although palliative care might offer immeasurable benefits to patient’s quality of life, it is still being underutilized. While the typical reason for patients to deny hospice care is overestimating their chances of recovering from the illness, most patients would not consider it until their physicians recommended it to them. Physicians would value any chances that could prolong the life

  • Reg Crew: A Terminal Illness

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    Reg Crew, was a man from England who suffered from a terminal illness. He flew out to Switzerland, where euthanasia is legal, in order to end his life of low quality and misery. The widow of Reginald Crew, who ended his life in a Swiss flat, believes that he finally achieved the dignity he had been seeking after years of suffering from motor neurone disease. The widower recalled his moment of death after he took a dose of barbiturates and said: "He just went to sleep and it ended far more peacefully

  • Providing Information to Patients with Terminal Illness

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    Primum non nocere; this is the original Latin phrase meaning “Above all, do no harm” (Smith). Providing patients with information about a terminal illness can make one feel pain and give them nothing to set as a goal or look forward to. In ethics, it may not be the moral thing to do, but lying when the benefits outweigh the harmful consequences, it may be immoral not to lie. An example of this is putting a human’s life in danger. “The principle must be understood to mean that the doctor should strive

  • Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal

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    horrible disease like breast cancer or AIDS and is suffering from all the pain that is killing them. People and terminally ill patients have the right to choose but they do not let patients choose when they want to end their lives when they have a terminal illness. The right to die and the right to choose has been in the Civil Rights for a while now and the other people that disagree would not let the people desire it. Terminally ill patients suffer from cancer and tumors, and they endure a lot of pain

  • Terminal Illness : Finding Acceptance And Closure

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    Terminal Illness: Finding Acceptance and Closure Latrese Washington Baptist College of Health Sciences   Cancer is one of the top leading causes of terminal illness and death, and it takes the support of family and friends to help overcome many of the feelings that can occur before, during, and after a diagnosis. It is often difficult to understand how to cope with the feelings associated with losing people that you love and care about and watching other people that are affected suffer emotionally

  • Physician Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal

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    from a terminal illness with less than six months to live. The way these patients go about treating and or living with a terminal illness is a very hard decision to make. This is the first time they have been given the choice of how they wish to die. PAS is an option that allows the sick to avoid the immense pain in their final months. The issue however, is whether this allows them to die with dignity or if it allows them to be taken advantage of. Many Americans are diagnosed with a terminal illness