Facing Death Anxiety

Saul Ebema, DMin Carpenito-Moyet, defines death anxiety as “the state in which an individual experiences apprehension, worry, or fear related to death and dying”[1]. In the Nursing Outcomes Classification guide, death anxiety is defined as “vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread generated by perceptions of a real or imagined threat to one’s existence.”[2] Death… Read More Facing Death Anxiety

How Ministers can Help Family Members of a Hospice Patient

Saul Ebema, DMin. Because of the complexities of the family system, make sure you have a good assessment of the family. A good assessment of the family helps to provide understanding in; The makeup of the family. Family values and beliefs Coping styles and abilities. Religion and philosophy of life. Previous experience with death and… Read More How Ministers can Help Family Members of a Hospice Patient

Major Psychological Issues that affect Hospice patients

Saul Ebema, D.Min. There are many psychological issues that affect the terminally ill under hospice care. Some of these issues are; Depression                 Depression is another emotion that the dying person experiences. It is a normal reaction to death and dying. It could be triggered by different factors as the terminally ill patient begins to… Read More Major Psychological Issues that affect Hospice patients

Understanding Death Anxiety Among Hospice Patients

Saul Ebema, D.Min. In ministering to the dying, pastoral counselors will encounter some major spiritual and emotional issues the terminally ill patients experience as death nears and one of the major issues is ‘death anxiety”. Carpenito-Moyet, defines death anxiety as “the state in which an individual experiences apprehension, worry, or fear related to death and… Read More Understanding Death Anxiety Among Hospice Patients