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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross say is more important than fluids and pain medication for one who is dying?

2. Why did some patients ask Kubler-Ross and her team for a second interview?

3. What is the first stage of the grieving process?

4. Who causes the nun to examine her faith?

5. What does Kubler-Ross say that we are really denying when we refuse to accept a terminal illness in someone we love?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

2. What was so surprising to Kubler-Ross about America's general fear of death?

3. Of what are most terminal patients truly in denial?

4. What negative effect can sometimes come from encouraging a terminally ill patient?

5. What does Kubler-Ross think we rely on to help those with terminal illnesses?

6. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

7. What does the hospice team help the wife of the patient in chapter VI to do?

8. How does Kubler-Ross counsel family members to respond to their terminally ill loved ones who are in denial?

9. What does Kubler-Ross say that hope can do for a terminally ill patient?

10. What is the most common reaction to learning of a terminal illness?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is "the silence that goes beyond words," and how is this beneficial to a terminally ill patient?

Essay Topic 2

What does Kubler-Ross blame for our increased denial of terminal illness, and what are some examples of this phenomenon?

Essay Topic 3

The seventeen-year-old girl took the news of her terminal illness with grace and dignity. How was she able to do this, and what effect did this have on the people around her? How did each of her family members react to her calmness?

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