Loss, grieving and death

Park, Tanya (2015) Loss, grieving and death. In: Kozier, Barbara, Erb, Glenora Lea, Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nicole, Moxham, Lorna, Park , Tanya, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [3rd Australian edition]. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 1158-1181.

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[Extract] Everyone experiences loss, grieving and death at some time during their life. People may suffer the loss of valued relationships through life changes, such as moving from one city to another, separation, divorce or the death of a parent, spouse or friend. People may grieve changing life roles as grown children leave home or they retire from their lifelong work. The loss of valued material objects through theft or natural disaster can evoke feelings of grief and loss. When people's lives are affected by civil or national strife, they may grieve the loss of valued ideals such as safety, freedom or democracy.

In the clinical setting, the nurse encounters people who may be experiencing grief related to declining health, loss of a body part, terminal illness, or the impending death of self or a significant other. The nurse may also work with individuals in community settings who are grieving losses related to a personal crisis (e.g. divorce, separation) or a natural disaster, such as a bushfire or a cyclone. Therefore, it is important for the nurse to understand the significance of loss and develop the ability to assist people as they work through the grieving process.

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Kozier, Barbara, Erb, Glenora Lea, Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nicole, Moxham, Lorna, Park, Tanya, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David (2015) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [3rd Australian edition]. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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