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NURS412 NURSING CARE AT END-OF-LIFE

Week 3 Discussion

Grief Group Case Studies (Group I)

A 45-year-old woman is caring for her mother, who has had a cerebrovascular accident. The patient is aphasic and remains in a persistent vegetative state. The patient’s daughter has periods of crying and states she is angry with herself for not checking on her mother. She is experiencing anticipatory grief.

Initial Post Requirements

Describe anticipatory grief.

Identify interventions to support her in her grief.

Grief Group Case Studies (Group II)

Review

McKenzie Pierce is a 16-year-old woman who is brought to the emergency department following a motor vehicle accident. She is diagnosed as brain dead. Her parents are informed, and they decide to make her an organ donor. The mother is crying uncontrollably and suffering from complicated grief.

Initial Post Requirements

Describe complicated grief.

Identify interventions to support the parents in their grief.

Grief Group Case Studies (Group III)

A 78-year-old widow was experiencing chronic grief since her husband’s death last year.

Initial Post Requirements

Describe chronic grief.

Identify interventions to support her in her grief.

Grief Group Case Studies (Group IV)

Andrew Tobias has only days to live related to lung cancer. He is married to Trina Tobias and has three adult children from his first wife. Jenny Tobias has come to the home to support her children. She states to the hospice nurse that she never wanted to divorce and still loves her former husband. She is experiencing disenfranchised grief.

Initial Post Requirements

Describe disenfranchised grief.

Identify interventions to assist Jenny with her disenfranchised grief and to assist her children in the grieving process.

Grief Group Case Studies (Group V)

Lisa Parson’s mother died when she was 14 years old. Her father remarried six months after her mother’s death. Soon after their marriage, Lisa was admitted to the adolescent psychiatric facility due to the practice of cutting herself. She is diagnosed with exaggerated grief.

Initial Post Requirements

Describe exaggerated grief.

Identify interventions to assist Lisa in overcoming her exaggerated grief.

 

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