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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 will help us examine our own reactions and behaviors?

2. What usually follows denial in the grieving process?

3. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that our inability to cope with death is such a selfish thing?

4. What negative effect can come from encouraging a terminal patient?

5. What is the biggest relief to an angry patient?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

3. Why does the wife of the patient in chapter VI resent her husband?

4. From what is the dentist suffering?

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

6. What do we risk happening if we give up on a terminal patient?

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

8. What does Kubler-Ross say should be the first concern of doctors?

9. What is the single most common thing that terminal patients become angry about?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Mr. W. try to do for his wife, and what inner problem did this action indicate? Do you think this problem was ever resolved? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

What are the progressive stages and ages of a child's understanding of death? How can an adult explain the death of a loved one to children in these different stages? Use examples from the book to support your ideas.

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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