Types of Grief Reactions
Anticipatory Grief Anticipatory grief may occur when a death is expected. Anticipatory grief occurs when a death is expected,but before it happens. It may be felt by the families of people who are dying and by the person dying. Anticipatory grief helps family members get ready emotionally for the loss. It can be a time to take care of unfinished business with the dying person,such as saying ...
Stage Information for Adult ALL
There is no clear-cut staging system for this disease. This disease is classified as untreated,in remission,or recurrent. Untreated Adult ALL For a newly diagnosed patient with no prior treatment,untreated adult ALL is defined by the following: Abnormal white blood cell count and differential. Abnormal hematocrit/hemoglobin and platelet counts. Abnormal bone marrow with more than 5% ...
Physical, Integrative, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Interventions
Noninvasive physical,integrative,thinking and behavioral,and psychological methods can be used along with drugs and other treatments to manage pain during all phases of cancer treatment. These interventions may help with pain control both directly and indirectly,by making patients feel they have more control over events. The effectiveness of the pain interventions depends on the patient's ...
Description of the Evidence
Incidence and Mortality Bladder cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men in the United States. It is estimated that 69,250 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to occur in the United States in 2011.[ 1 ] Bladder cancer is diagnosed almost twice as often in whites as in blacks of either sex. The incidence of bladder cancer among other ethnic and racial groups in the ...
Treatment of Grief
Normal grief may not need to be treated. Most bereaved people work through grief and recover within the first 6 months to 2 years. Researchers are studying whether bereaved people experiencing normal grief would be helped by formal treatment. They are also studying whether treatment might prevent complicated grief in people who are likely to have it. For people who have serious grief ...
Cultural Responses to Grief and Loss
Cultures have different ways of coping with death. Grief felt for the loss of loved ones occurs in people of all ages and cultures. Different cultures,however,have different myths and mysteries about death that affect the attitudes,beliefs,and practices of the bereaved. Individual,personal experiences of grief are similar in different cultures. The ways in which people of all cultures ...
Bereavement and Grief
Bereavement is the period of sadness after losing a loved one through death. Grief and mourning occur during the period of bereavement. Grief and mourning are closely related. Mourning is the way we show grief in public. The way people mourn is affected by beliefs,religious practices,and cultural customs. People who are grieving are sometimes described as bereaved. Grief is the normal ...
Quitting Smoking - Planning Your Strategy to Quit
It may help to achieve a long - term goal like quitting tobacco by breaking it down into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco - free.Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include "by when" or "how long" as well as "what." For example: "I will keep a smoking journal fo
Quitting Smoking - Thinking About Quitting?
When you're craving tobacco, it's hard to focus on quitting. Preparing yourself before you quit can help. Before you toss the tobacco, get ready for a life without nicotine.MotivationWhat would motivate you to quit smoking? Think about it. Use this self - test to help you discover what might motivate you to quit smoking(What is a PDF document?).Staying healthy is one reason for teens to quit using
Quitting Smoking - Why Do You Smoke?
Most people don't think about when or why they use tobacco. They just do it. However, knowing when and why you smoke or chew can help you choose the quitting strategy that is most likely to work. Perhaps you use tobacco:To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during stressful times, or when you feel angry or upset.To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because you're ...