Flashcards in death and dying Deck (17)
which religion feels that cremation is the best option?
hindus believe best way for soul to begin journey
5 stages of death
-Denial: "it can't be happening to me"
Characteristics/categories of causes of death:
-Accidental: natural disasters, MVA
-Terminal: progressive, incurable
-Prolonged: asthma, hypertension (High BP)
-Sudden: cardiac arrest, SIDs
what type of euthanasia is characterized as physician doing nothing to preserve life?
irreversible heartbeat and respiration
higher brain death (2)
-irreversible loss of higher brain function
-lower brain continues to provide respiration/BP/heartbeat without assistance of respirator
whole brain death
*current definition of death*
irreversible loss of all functions of the entire brain
flat EEG, lack of pupil reflexes, low body temp
which religion believes in reincarnation
what type of procedures are meant to provide the patient with relief
palliative: relieves symptoms without treating underlying cards
which of the following is false regarding a DNI/DNR ?
-is initiated by patient
-written by physician
-recognized in the medical setting
-hospitals rescind order in surgical setting
PT is considered for organ donation how many minutes after cardiac death?
90 minutes after being removed from mechanical support
who is responsible for notifying family when PT expires?
example of a medical legal death
-sudden death person in good health
-death or prisoner
-fetal death, SIDS, under 18
physician must sign death certificate within how many hours?
can permit for autopsy be obtained over the phone?
what is done to tubes, drains, and catheters at time of death?
left in if autopsy is ordered, removed if not