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Introduction (half page)
Describe the paper’s overall thesis. Provide an overview of the main point.
Learning about Death
Describe Americans’ avoidance of death and dying.
Discuss research findings regarding perceptions of death from birth to 12 years of age.
Examine the death taboo with respect to the elderly.
Facing Death
Describe the five stages of the dying process, as described by Kubler-Ross’s stages of the dying process.
Based on the discussions in the textbook, evaluate what is considered to be an “appropriate death”?
Hospice
Describe how a patient’s death represents a failure to a physician, how can medical schools assist in creating an attitude of acceptance of death as the final stage of growth?
Evaluate the film A Death of One’s OwnLinks to an external site. (2000). Evaluate the controversial nature of the film and the challenge some dying American’s may face.
Discuss what is meant by “patient-centered” care? Discuss palliative care, and how is it related to hospice care?
How does it differ from the treatment given by most acute care hospitals? Discuss hospice care?
How does it differ from the treatment given by most acute care hospitals? Identify the major functions of a hospice program.
Discuss issues related to the family as a unit of care in hospice programs. How do hospices try to achieve quality of life for each “patient” they serve? How does the interdisciplinary hospice team concept help accomplish this?
In your opinion, are the negative aspects of hospice care? How would you suggest they be rectified? Euthanasia
In the film, The Suicide TouristLinks to an external site. (2010), discuss the struggle for the family to support the patient’s wishes. How does one balance dying and dignity?
In the end of the film suicide tourist did the patient die the way he wanted?
Grief and Loss
Describe the seven stages of grieving can be applied to losses through divorce, moving from one place to another, or the amputation of a limb (arm or leg).
Evaluate what might cause children to react differently to the death of a grandparent?
Conclusion
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Reference Page The Final Paper
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing CenterLinks to an external site..
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraphLinks to an external site..
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusionLinks to an external site. that reaffirms your research findings
Must use at least eight scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Be sure to integrate the information from your sources instead of simply inserting it.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources Links to an external site.table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
While your textbook can be utilized as a source, it does not count towards your eight sources for this assignment.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing CenterLinks to an external site..
Must include a separate references pageLinks to an external site. that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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