SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 6
You are correct if you listed any two of the following:
"Everything will be all right." -- reassurance.
"You're not going to die." -- denial.
"We all have to die sometime." -- fatalism.
"Let's think of something else to talk about." --changing the subject.
(paras 6-3a through e)
a. A terminally ill patient may not progress through all the stages, perhaps not
even beyond the first stage. Or, the patient may go through the stages, just
not in the sequence listed in this lesson. (para 6-3)
Allow the patient to mourn, cry, and talk about losses.
Help the patient take care of putting his affairs in order, if possible.
Provide emotional support. (para 6-3d(2))
You are correct if you listed any three of the following:
Make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
Find someone to sit with the soldier, if possible.
Offer to take care of unfinished business or notify his family, if possible.
Encourage the casualty to express feelings of grief.
Make time for a brief service, if possible.