Tag: Surge

Articles about the death rally sometimes referred to as the surge or terminal lucidity and the implications of the death rally.

Rally as part of the dying process

Dying is an inevitable facet of life, a natural progression that touches us all. This journey towards the end of life can unfold in diverse ways—peaceful and graceful or turbulent and fraught with stress. Amid this journey, there exists a phase known as the "rally." It occurs just prior to the final moments of a person's life. This rally phase often shrouds itself in misunderstanding and misconceptions. It's imperative to unravel what it truly signifies.
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Interviewing and Observation as part of the assessment

There are observation and interviewing skills you can develop which will help you learn: What could cause the current change of condition Determining if a patient is having terminal restlessness Determining if your patient is within two weeks or less of life to live Knowing where your patient is in the dying process While this article is primarily meant for new nurses, what I’m sharing is also valuable for family members and loved ones as these skills can be honed and developed by anyone with patience and love towards the person being observed and interviewed.
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The dying process at the end of life

Body And Soul
Living is a continuum where we start life (scientifically) from conception as a pre-born human being and are actively living from that time then through the birthing process and as we grow from child to adolescent to adult. We are actively living without regard to the quality of life we are living at the time. As we arrive closer to death, we often go through a transitioning phase prior to actively dying. In this article I would like to go over the dying process at the end of life covering frequent questions such as “what is transitioning?” and “how do I know if my loved one is actively dying?” or “what are the phases of dying?” The phases of dying can be broken down into two phases: transitioning towards actively dying and actively dying.
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