This paper will contained two parts: First part will be a summary of the interview I had with a nurse in a hospice care settings. Second part of the paper will have a detail explanation of how my family views the process of taking care of someone already on the process of dying. In addition, it will describe in short details how my family grieves for a family member who has crossed over to the other side. Furthermore, I will compare and contrast how my culture differs from other cultures on the process of caring for an elderly person who is on the verge of dying. Moreover, I will identify themes that are present across many cultural approaches in dealing with long-term care of the elderly, ...view middle of the document...
The challenges range from it simply being hard to communicate with the individual, to them begging you to “pull the plug.”
3- Some will get very regretful and start talking about their past mistakes, or where their soul is going after they die. It gets very emotional with certain people when they realize they may not be here the same time next week.
4- Helping others is my passion. The elderly will praise you for your help and I feel like I learn something new every day.
5- I am able to understand and comprehend the meaning and abilities of Hospice care.
6- Do not do it unless it is something you are passionate about, this will become your life.
7- We communicate with our Medical Social Worker and see what moves he/she decides to make.
8- Always know what is good or bad comment when speaking with individuals dying, or losing their loved ones.
After getting through the interview and reading the assigned questions, I believe Diana when it comes to the patient’s cultures; she takes a lot of consideration caring for the elderly, and for the person dying.
Part II – Family views on the process of dying
My families view on the process of caring for an elderly in our family who carries an incurable disease is to meet his or her needs at all times. Therefore, my family will always have someone by his or her bed side watching over him or her. In addition, my family is very spiritual. Newman& Newman (2012) states, “One may believe in an afterlife or a spiritual plane of existence that exceeds beyond one’s biological life” (Pp. 587). We believe in this afterlife.
My family and I already experienced the death of several family members. However, the worst one my family, especially my mother underwent was when we lost our second oldest sibling. My sister was hospitalized for three weeks before she died lying in her...