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Experience Beliefs Related Death Dying Application Nursing Practice

Experience and Beliefs related to Death and Dying and Application to Nursing Practice

OBJECTIVES

: Upon completion of this paper the student will:

A. Be able to articulate their personal experience and faith traditions to formulate an approach to caring for dying patients and their families.

B. Be able to prepare for and imagine the role of the nurse in caring for dying patients and their families.

KEY POINTS

1.a. If applicable, discuss a personal experience of caring for a dying patient or doing post Morten care. OR

b. Discuss your personal experiences with death of a family member, friend or close acquaintance. ORc. Describe your role in caring for a person after death ie post Morten care if you have done this.

2.Clarify the beliefs and values of your personal faith tradition related to death and explain how your faith tradition guides you in your preferences for end of life care

3.Discuss your understanding of your role as a nurse in supporting your clients through the dying experience your professional role, spiritual support and actions.

4.Complete sections 2 & 3 of the CA Advanced Directive for yourself and discuss how it feels to make these kind of decisions.

SUGGESTED READINGS

(*strongly recommended as resources) Ackley & Ladwig: Spiritual distress (p. 796-804).

*Eliopoulos (2010): Ch 39 Excellent Chapter on dealing with elderly.

*Taylor, E.J. (2002). Spiritual Care. Ch 1, 3, 5 and 6. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

REQUIRED COURSE ASSIGNMENT:

1. Use APA format for cover sheet, margins, and citations in writing this essay paper. If you reference creeds, Scripture, other books/resources/articles then please cite them.

2. Write a two page paper related to a personal experience of caring for a dying patient, or doing post Morten care or other personal experience with death of a friend or family member and your thoughts related to your future role as a nurse. Address the objectives and Key Points listed above for the assignment.

Experience Beliefs Related Death Dying Application Nursing Practice

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