According to philospher Justice in Swerissen and Duckett article a good death is about how individuals wish to die and reasons on the cause of good death. It makes pain life experiences to these people and family responses to the issue of terminating his life to avoid more pschological and cycological stress. The communirty at large has arole to play in ensuring that these patients are highly protected and care. Education and setting good standards for health services ensures that good life ending for these patients and their preferences maintained.
A good death is one where an individual decides to end his life under his terms and interest to free the person from pain but in an acceptable and good manner by taking into account some factors. It include having legal plans on estate will about how it should be divided among family members, arranging financial spending for a place in burying the body. In America for example, some of the citizens argued that they prefer to die while at home as others die in hospitals under special medical attention such as Internal Care Unit (ICU) and dialysis.
For family members, they believed that coming to life completion and dignity were the ideal condition to good death. Patients willing to have good death in most cases prepared themselves emotionally and sparing little time speaking to their loved ones before saying a farewell to the family. Further studies showed that these ill patients did not have one desire in life, for better care and treatment from those who were taking of them while still alive up to the final moment that they die (FCA 2016).
As at that moment, their caretakers were to find for them objects they liked most that were touchable and pleasant to the patient to make him or her feel appreciated. Spiritual encouragement during the final moments with the patient, sharing together his religious life and teachings made it soothing and free before his life came to an end (Harris 2016). The majority of the people died when they have reached an older age more often discussing the kind of treatment to be offered to them in a systematic and effective manner.
A good death makes people address their choices, support, personal and social needs. Mostly it takes place in three different dimensions. First, is the public opinion upon a collective discussion on limitations of health care practices and the people's expectation of the life about to end (Kantor, 2008). Secondly, is arranging good plans to ensure that the people achieve their goal regarding taste. Lastly, giving proper services to patients dying because of serious illness despite investing many funds for their medication forcing them to have a decision for the patient to die at home (Swerissen and Duckett 2014).
Currently, most of the affected clients prefer having euthanasia done by a physician at a nursing home because support facilities are not enough at home. Further a good death creates time for people to understand who is with him at that moment and spare a single time to say a final word of goodbye if he is not administering any improvement in the health status. For one to meet a desired better death, they need to ensure that good improvements are available for implementing advance care plans that give information and advice on a medication procedure (Swerissen and Duckett 2014).
End of life for a person was a difficult duty as it makes some health workers feel uneasy and lose the morale to continue delivering services to other patients in the department on that day. They will have to pronounce and physically confirm that the patient has passed on. The nurse normally does it in a compassionate way having in mind that the family is in agony, and they will exactly remember her words plus the low tone used at that time of sorrow. Some of the symptoms related to dying are nausea, vomiting, and breathlessness among others. When a loved one dies in the family, a moment of silence to show last respect and acknowledge this person is appropriate also a good approach should be used to inform the kids of the deceased if they are away from home (Corr&Corr, 2012).
In making the decision to have a loved one permission to die, they have to identify rules that will guide them to have a final act. One, they will have to consider his medical condition and confirm if it is improving or becoming worse than before. Such situations can be observed when the person under medication starts developing a poor appetite, low physical strength and zero improvement signs on the drugs administered to the client. The second way is a sudden change in their behavior, mood variations and speaking to people he trust most in a confidential manner. Third reason is listening to his heart wishes, what he wants to be done to him before letting go his life and heartbeat imbalances due to metabolic changes (Braude, 2003).
In conclusion, health professionals and community need to discuss openly the limits of health care for the patient to die at residential places. Manageable procedures and rules should be formulated to make sure that end of life of a person is carried out also put in place about his plans. Despite the different illness to patients, caring for these people and providing moral support to them always make them feel home and they end up giving their caretakers final blessings.
What lessons have you learned and should good death be a community debate and legally institutionalized by the government?
How should we as members of the society help and encourage these people with chronic illness and what measures need to be taken to people isolating them in the family?
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Harris Trudy (2016) Evidence of Life after Death. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/inspiration/life-after-death/proof-of-life-after-death-hospice nurse?