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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. With what concept is a patient in denial usually really trying to deal?

2. What does Kubler-Ross say will help us examine our own reactions and behaviors?

3. What tends to be of great relief to terminal patients?

4. What would Kubler-Ross like to see technology used for in the case of terminally ill patients?

5. To whom was the patient in chapter VI not communicating his true feelings?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. From what was the Catholic nun suffering?

3. Why did some of the terminal patients ask for a second interview with Kubler-Ross and her team?

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

5. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

6. What is the fourth stage of grief?

7. What is the second stage of grief?

8. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

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

10. What does the dentist have hope for up until the day he dies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe each of the five stages of grieving and how each can aid a terminally ill patient in accepting his or her mortality.

Essay Topic 2

Mr. E. was particularly frustrated about one effect of his illness. What was this frustration, and how did this affect his grieving process? What are some things that Kubler-Ross advised him to do about this, and what effect did this advice have on Mr. E.?

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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