Death, Dying And Bereavement: The Hong Kong Chinese by Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan, Amy Yin Man Chow

By Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan, Amy Yin Man Chow

The technological know-how of thanotology -- the examine of the phenomena of demise and the mental mechanisms for dealing with loss of life -- has constructed quickly around the globe. yet little or no is understood approximately demise and comparable matters in China as the topic is taken into account taboo by means of the chinese language humans. This quantity -- written via neighborhood specialists together with doctors, nurses, medical psychologists and social staff -- presents a accomplished standpoint for execs, caregivers, and bereaved people. To abroad researchers, this is often the 1st reference paintings in this subject concerning chinese language. To neighborhood healthcare and social paintings scholars and pros, this assortment will function an fundamental consultant.

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Lee and Kwan share their vision of how appropriate staff support can facilitate greater effectiveness in the delivery of palliative care. Death can also be caused by illnesses other than cancer and can happen 70 Amy Yin Man CHOW and Cecilia Lai Wan CHAN in wards other than hospice wards. Amy Chow and nurses in Kwong Wah Hospital describe ways of handling death in acute wards like medical, surgical and intensive care units, in Chapter 16. Strategies in working with patients and families facing death with little time to prepare for it are described through two case stories.

She felt that it was cruel to have her husband and sons go through the process of her terminal illness and death. She then behaved in an unreasonable manner by throwing temper tantrums and making everyone at home think that she was a nuisance. She told the family that she needed more freedom and stormed out of her home. She rented a room in another place, to make sure her family could not find her. She felt that it was the best way to protect her family from the pain of bereavement. She was admitted to a different hospital when she was terminal.

Some patients refuse to accept this a n d isolate themselves p r e m a t u r e l y ; b u t w h e n p a t i e n t s allow friends to visit t h e m , it m a k e s a n e n o r m o u s difference in their quality of life a n d life-completion process. A Case of Refusal to Accept Visitation When Mr Lee was dying, he refused all visits from his friends, as he could not accept that he was losing weight and looking sick. Mr Lee had always been a very helpful and considerate person. He had many good friends.

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