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DQ: Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death? DQ: Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death? DQ: Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death? Assessment Description How often do you engage with or witness death in your work? How has this experience or the lack of it shaped your view of death? Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death? As you explain, include your clinical specialty. Lori Seymore Posted Date Jan 24, 2022, 9:44 PM Withdrawal Tara Indrieri Posted Date Jan 20, 2022, 12:55 AM Replies to Lori Seymore Working in a Level 1 Trauma Center emergency department, I have cared for many patients who have died. Unfortunately, the death of patients while in the emergency department often happens multiple times a month, week, or within a day. Death, to me, is the transformation from a physical form into a spiritual one, similar to a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Whereby “the souls or spirits of the deceased exist after death and before the resurrection” (Hoehner, 2020, para. 38). Two of my patients passed during one of my shifts last week, one from a heart attack and the other from a motor vehicle accident. Before the attending physician announces the time of death, two questions are asked of the health team members working on the patient: Does anyone have any other ideas we can try? (Pharmacology and/or medical interventions), and Does anyone object to calling the death of this patient? When there is no objection voiced, I hold the patient’s hand when the time of death is called. Holding someone’s hand can be comforting. As I hold the patient’s hand in the physical world, I envision passing relatives and friends meeting the patient and extending their hands in the spiritual world, which helps me shape a more optimistic view of death. Recent events have affected my heart, mind, and emotional stability around death. I attended my girlfriend’s memorial two weeks ago and experienced the unexpected loss of my friend and my ED director three days later. Two days before my ED director’s passing, we discussed the new procedures we planned to implement in the front-end triage process. Part of me is still in denial. I have been struggling this past week, trying to sort through all of my emotions, from the loss of both of my friends and witnessing two other patients’ deaths though I cannot help but think that this class’s timing may have been divine intervention. Reference Hoehner, P. J. (2020). Death, dying and grief. In Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision making in health care. Grand Canyon University. https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi413v/practicing-dignity-an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care/v1.1/#/chapter/4 • Kimberly Martin replied toTara Indrieri Jan 21, 2022, 4:37 AM(edited) Replies to Tara Indrieri Hi Tara, Thank you for your heartfelt post to this weeks discussion question. I am so sorry for the loss of your friends and the deaths of your DQ Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death patients in the ED recently. I would love to work in the ED but I knew my heart could not take the death that a nurse would encounter there so I have worked in OB/GYN & PACU my entire nursing career. Your comment about transformation from a physical form into a spiritual one that is similar to a caterpillar turning into a butterfly really moved me. I liked that a lot. It also was wonderful to read that you hold the hand of you dying patient. I too believe that it was divine intervention for me to take this class at this period of time. My mother died in August unexpectedly and I have been struggling with having sad days as I grieve for her. This class has caused me to looked deep within myself and ask myself what my beliefs are and what they mean to me. I have come to realize that my religious beliefs really do mean more to me than I thought at the start of this class. I feel like I am going through my own little metamorphosis. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you are able to have better days ahead. Click here to ORDER an A++ paper from our Verified MASTERS and DOCTORATE WRITERS: DQ: Has it gotten easier or harder for you to accept the fact of death? • • Replies to Kimberly Martin Hi Kimberly, Thank you. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Unexpected death is just so hard to process at times, even more during a pandemic. Our class has been a blessing for me in helping me through the emotional roller coaster that I have been and will continue to experience for some time. As healthcare workers, we all are one big team taking care of patients at different times in their life. Working in the ED was more of a continuation of patient care after working as an EMT-P in the field. The ability to care for many patients in a day and work with colleagues as a team to prolong life (not save it) is where I feel I do the most good for patients as a health care provider. The wonderful gift about our profession is that it provides us with the opportunity to change patient care venues—something I am pondering. ~Tara • Mallory Barney replied toTara Indrieri Jan 21, 2022, 11:26 AM • Replies to Tara Indrieri Tara, I am very sorry to hear that you have had so many deaths of loved ones and patients recently. I think that is a very beautiful way to think about death, a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. I hope you can find comfort in God during these tough times. I myself also use to work in a level one emergency department and now work in a critical access hospital. Unfortunately, no matter what ER you work in, there are deaths, and having this comfort in God can make these deaths easier to cope with. • Valery Ndonku replied toTara Indrieri Jan 23, 2022, 10:36 PM • Replies to Tara Indrieri Hi Tara, Thanks a lot for sharing with us your topic 4 DQ 1 discussion post where you managed to give a very eloquent account of your experiences with death while working in a level 1 trauma center emergency department as well as at a personal level. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you and your colleagues having to witness all those deaths in the ER department. Also, accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your girlfriend and friends. May God comfort you during this trying time and may He give you infinite peace and strength to help you through this difficult time. Austyn Holden Posted Date Jan 19, 2022, 11:44 PM At the moment, I do not work as a nurse. In my current job as a dorm Resident Assistant, we don’t deal with death at all, and the only time death is even talked about is in the context of suicide or medical emergencies, which we are trained to deal with. I do deal with it a little bit when I go to clinicals for my RN courses, since so far we have done most of our clinical hours at a nursing home. We do not get enough time caring for those residents to get attached and be terribly affected by their deaths, but we see the aftermath from both the nursing staff’s perspective and from the families’ perspective. For me it has affected my view of death in interesting ways. I feel like seeing it as an outsider looking in has made me a bit jaded, I still care for the person and their family but it doesn’t affect me much emotionally. I already am fairly accepting of death, especially if I know the person shares my beliefs about salvation, since I believe that if you are saved then death is not the end of your spiritual life, but you get to go to heaven and spend eternity there. It is a little harder for me when I don’t know for sure what they believed or I know they didn’t share my beliefs, because I don’t know if they’ll go to heaven, and sometimes when it’s someone I am fairly close to I feel like I could have introduced them to Jesus. Order Now