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Adaptation to terminal illness

See Attached Case Study ?Select four categories from the list:

o Age of patient
o Previous illness adaptation history
o Quality of life during palliative care
o Length/term of illness before death
o Psychological support
o Social support
o Medical support
o Financial support
o Living will/legal needs
o Family/friends' needs
o Spiritual needs

? Discuss how the four categories you selected might influence Mary's adaptation to her terminal illness. Describe whether those influences will positively or negatively contribute to the success of her adaptation

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The four categories that might positively influence Mary's adaptation to her terminal illness are: medical support, living will/legal needs, family/friends' needs and spiritual needs. Medical support is provided to Mary by her doctor. The fact that he is offering her more radiation to help control tumor growth, and oral medications for her increasing pain, will buy Mary some time and will improve her quality of life. Mary is also ...

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This solution analyzes the four categories that might positively influence person's adaptation to the terminal illness: medical support, living will/legal needs, family/friends' needs and spiritual needs.

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