Death and Dying Last Set Ever

The way an individual copes with a loss?
evolves thru one’s life span
The stage of psychosocial development termed “young adulthood” is represented by tension between
intimacy and isolation
Which stage of psychosocial development is characterized by a widening commitment to take care of people, things, and ideas one has learned to care for?
middle adulthood
According to Erik Erikson, the final stage of the lifecycle is
late adulthood
A major source of conflict among bereaved couples in coping with the death of a child relates to
coping styles, different in beliefs and expectations
What is TRUE about parental bereavement in couples?
A feeling of estrangement and a strong bond can occur between the parents at the same time, 2. A partner’s behavior can be misinterpreted by the other and can cause conflict, 3. Different grieving styles may decrease the couple’s sense of commonality,
Which factors work to reduce conflict and promote positive interaction between grieving couples who have lost a child by death?
open and honest communication
As medically defined, stillbirth refers to the death of a child occurring between:
twentieth week of pregnancy and the time of death
Giving up a child for adoption is an example of
reproduction of lost
At the Hase Temple in Kamakura, Japan, mizuko represent
children, the unborn fetus
For newly bereaved parents of a stillborn child, a way of realizing and coping with loss is aided by
emphasizing the birth and holding the baby
Cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have sometimes been subject to criminal investigation because
Possibility of child abuse.
The major cause of death among children between 5 and 14 years old is
What is a death out of sequence
The sudden death of someone who is not “supposed to die”. (Sometimes the most difficult to bear).
Which of following organizations combine social support with political advocacy?
two of these groups: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and Parents of Murdered Children.
Adverse effects of spousal death appears to be more common among:
17) The twenty first century is being characterized as a century of
a century of aging.
What are some reasons given by older people for accepting death?
inactivity, loss of the ability to be useful, becoming a burden, loss of mental faculties, living with progressively deteriorating physical health and concomitant physical discomfort.
Senescence is:
the condition or process of deterioration with age.
In contrast to their stereotypical image, old people tend to be more what
individually distinct than any other segment of the population
What is altruistic suicide?
that is the giving of one’s life for others or for a greater good has occurred since human beings first banded together in clans.
what is the definition of suicide?
suicide is a death like no other, and those who are left behind to struggle with it must confront a pain like no other.
When do coroners tend to list suicide as the cause of death?
they suspect deceased had history of suicidal tendencies, or acts of self-injury, the deceased left a note or the circumstances of the death are clear.
According the Edwin Shneidman, what is the knowledge of the extent of suicide in modern society?
they suspect deceased had history of suicidal tendencies, or acts of self-injury, the deceased left a note or the circumstances of the death are clear.
What is a psychological autopsy?
An impartial investigation by behavioral scientists to look for the motivational or intentional aspects of equivocal death. They look for the person’s thoughts and feelings prior to death.
The 1989 explosion aboard the USS lowa brought increased public attention to the use of what?
psychological autopsies.
What are the limitations of a psychological autopsy?
Retrospect in nature, the person isn’t there for interview, third parties may not tell the truth and they may forget important facts. Lack of scientific precision
The model of suicide that focuses on the relationship between individuals and society is called the?
sociological model
Suicide among Japanese samurai following disgrace in battle is an example of?
Altruistic suicide, Seppuku to regain honor
In India, the historical practice of a wife throwing herself upon her husband’s funeral pyre is termed?
Suttee – heroic suicide.
The largest mass suicide in modern ties occurred where?
Jonestown, Nov 20th 1978
According to the sociological model, suicide resulting from sudden trauma or catastrophe is classified as?
An anomic event.
According to the sociological model, anomic suicides usually occur where?
The relationship between the individual and society is shattered. It’s undergoing rapid changes and people are losing values
According to the sociological model, fatalistic suicide is?
Is due to a lack of freedom, absence of choice. (Example: Jail)
What are among the insights associated with the psychological model of suicide?
Acute suicidal crisis is brief in duration but may recur, suicidal person is ambivalent about ending his or her life, and most suicidal events are dyadic two person events.
According to the psychological model, the aggression associated with suicidal behaviour may be viewed as?
Homicide- murder of oneself, ambivalence.
According to Freud, the suicidal person?
the suicidal person is likely to be ambivalent about ending his or her life
According to the text, the sequence leading to suicide often begins with what?
biochemical imbalances in the brain, personality factors, life stress, emotional hardships.
What is considered to be an individual meaning of suicide?
.: a way to join deceased loved ones, rest and refuge, getting back, penalty for failure, a mistake.
Rational suicide is associated with?
people with a terminal illness, desire to escape pain.
A suicide attempt that is intended to fail?
can be lethal. Communicates to others how unhappy or desperate they are
According to Karl Menninger, individuals who harm themselves by means of drugs, alcohol, smoking, or reckless driving are effectively dying by?
chronic suicide.
What are some risk factors that influence suicidal behaviour’s?
Group situation, culture, personality, individual situation
What is included in Brian Barry’s description of pro-life forces?
1) Belief that problems can promote growth, 2. a perceived ability to solve life’s problems, 3. a willingness to struggle and suffer if necessary, 4. a healthy fear of death and its aftermath.
In the Romantic view, death is viewed as?
attractive and to be courted.
An arrangement wherein two or more individuals determine to kill themselves at the same time is known as a?
Suicide Pact
What are some factors influencing suicide among middle-aged adults?
Depression, drug use and alcohol abuse, negative life events
Of the individuals who commit suicide, approximately how many write a final message?
In the United States, the earliest noteworthy example of a suicide prevention center was located where?
Los Angeles 1958.
In carrying out their mission, suicide prevention centers and crisis hotlines use?
crisis intervention strategies to reduce callers stress, keeping them talking
In relation to suicide, the term postvention refers to?
Assistance given to all survivors of suicide.