Accomplishing the A’s of Grief
Posted by Laura on March 29, 2010
What does grief feel like? According to what I have read, you start with a “…somatic distress, a tightness in the throat followed by an empty feeling inside the abdomen, a lack of muscle power, and intense disabling distress.” (Brunner & Suddarth, 2008)
What can a nurse do as an intervention?
Accomplish the A’s of Anguish.
If you see Dr. Kubler-Ross 5 Stages of Dying, you can try to apply these A’s.
The working upon Acceptance – to the focus of Denial
Acknowledgement of the pain and intensity of the loss – in relation to Anger and Bargaining
Adaptation to the changes in life – to get through the Depression
And back to Acceptance
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