By Dr. Saul Ebema.
One of my friends used to have dizzy spells that often came and went. He decided to go to the doctor to have some tests done on him in order find out what was wrong with him. The results of the tests indicated that he had brain tumor that had metastasized beyond treatment. The doctors recommended for him to be put understand hospice care. The news of his diagnosis took all of us by surprise and it immediately took him and his family into crisis mode.
The news of a diagnosis of terminal illness is often a crisis. Parad and Caplan defined “five aspects of crisis caused by the knowledge of impending death.” First, this stressful event poses a problem that by definition is insolvable in the immediate future. In this sense dying is the most stressful crisis because it is a crisis to which…
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