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The Journal of Community Health Management


TERMINAL ILLNESS: A PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE


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Author Details: Mir Insha Ali, Neyaz Ahmed

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 82

Article End Page : 84


Abstract

This article describes terminal illness and in the way that can be understood and related from a psychosocial viewpoint. The diagnosis of terminal illness disturbs the person’s biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of life. A person who is suddenly struck with news of his inevitable mortality approaching sooner than thought goes through several turbulences and disturbances. It has a great impact and affects both his internal as well as his external world. This pain is experienced differently by each person but has a universality of undergoing various kinds of psychological and social disturbances are the same. In dealing with this condition a person goes through several stages of awareness. The social circle of the affected person is also greatly impacted, and the near and dear ones play a big role in social and moral support of the patient. The frustrations and agonies of dealing with such a shock require courage and a sense of acceptance.


Key Words: Terminal Illness, Psychosocial Aspects, Palliative Care, Stress

Doi No:-10.18231