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

2. For what did the nun become an advocate?

3. What do most terminal patients promise to do while in the third stage of grief?

4. What finally allows the nun to come to terms with her anger?

5. What usually accompanies depression in the terminally ill patient?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross say we should use to treat patients with terminal illnesses?

2. What are the two kinds of depression that terminal patients can experience?

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

4. What is the fourth stage of grief?

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

6. From what is the dentist suffering?

7. What does Kubler-Ross say has caused our modern fear of death?

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

9. What is the third stage of grief?

10. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

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

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

Essay Topic 3

What are "bonuses," and how can they change a patient's experience with a terminal disease? Is this a good thing to encourage in a terminal patient--why or why not? Using the text, cite some examples--positive or negative--of patients using this technique.

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