Dying and Bereavement

Chapter 16 Dying and Bereavement

1. How does the hospice concept meet the psychological and emotional needs of the dying and their families?

2. Compare and contrast the experience of losing a child and losing a partner.

Classmate 1

How does the hospice concept meet the psychological and emotional needs of the dying and their families?

Hospice does a lot of things to help guide families through the death process. They also help the dying and comfort them so that they can pass on in peace and evidential free from much pain. They provide support and hope by helping the dying out medically so that if it is their wish to die at home they can. They also provides resources to the families such as bereavement care and support.

Compare and contrast the experience of losing a child and losing a partner.

I have actually seen some people in my life go through both. They lost their little girl when she was 3. It was heart wrenching. Still to this day they seem to face hardships in their marriage because of that. They went to grief counseling together. They told them that most relationships will not survive the loss of a child. One thing they do have when someone doesn’t that loses their spouse is one another.

Classmate 2

Chapter 16 Dying and Bereavement

1. How does the hospice concept meet the psychological and emotional needs of the dying and their families?

Hospice can help with many needs of the dying and their families. They are able to assist in making the dying and the families to be comfortable, this includes the psychological and emotional needs. They are able to extend and offer resources, including grief counseling, as well as provide support to the family in general.

2. Compare and contrast the experience of losing a child and losing a partner.

Both experiences of losing a child and losing a partner are extremely heartbreaking. I have not experienced either and my heart hurts for those that have. I know many that have experienced both and both appear equally heartbroken. I cannot say if one is more painful than the other. I do know that if a child dies, both parents are able to grieve and possibly have the support of each other. If a partner dies, you are forced into being single and adapting to that new lifestyle without the partner you once had.

Last Updated on September 29, 2021