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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 observe about patients who get the chance to express themselves before death?

2. Why was Mrs. W. unable to reach the stage of acceptance when she was ready?

3. In chapter VI, what did the patient's wife do that helped him overcome his depression?

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

5. What has taken away a great deal of comfort for those struggling with a terminal illness, according to Kubler-Ross?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the name of the patient in chapter VI?

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

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

4. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

5. What is the third stage of grief?

6. What does depression in terminal patients replace?

7. From what is the dentist suffering?

8. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

9. Why did the patient in chapter III become so unruly for the medical staff?

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

Explain Mr. Y.'s situation as well as the reasoning he was given for being placed in that situation. How did this affect his wife's and his acceptance process?

Essay Topic 3

Kubler-Ross chose a specific type of graduate student to be a part of her team. How did she choose these students, and what do you think that specific background brought to her team that other specialties would not have?

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