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Active Euthanasia
When one person takes action to that brings about another persons death. (Ex. provides a lethal overdose of pain medication)
Bereavement
Sense of loss that accompanies the death of a loved one.
Grief
the response a person has to a loss of a person, body part or object
Health Care Proxy
The person with a Living Will indicates to make all the medical decisions in the even they become unable
Hospice
Support and care of the dying person and family
Living Will
Indicates the medical interventions a person wants as he or she nears death or becomes critically ill and is not able to express preferences.
Mourning
The behavioral process that helps resolve or alter the grief.
Palliative Care
Interdisciplinary care given to a person that had a life long disease or terminal disease.
Passive Euthanasia
When a seriously ill patient is allowed to die naturally. (DNR)
Physician Assisted Suicide
The physician provides the means that allow a person to end their life.
Thanatologist
one who studies death and believes that adjustment to dying does not occur in well ordered stages.
Voluntary Euthanasia
When someone takes action that brings about another person's death. (Providing a lethal dose of medication)