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Which of the following interpretations of this behavior is MOST justifiable? Psychosocial Integrity A 52-year-old man is admitted to a hospital after sustaining a severe head injury in an automobile accident. When the patient dies, the nurse observes the patients wife comforting other family members.



A. She has already moved through the stages of the grieving process.
B. She is repressing anger related to her husband’s death.
C. She is experiencing shock and disbelief related to her husband’s death.
D. She is demonstrating resolution of her husband’s death.
Asked by Darton, Last updated: Sep 14, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

She is experiencing shock and disbelief related to her husband’s death.-question: what is the reason for the wifes behavior? needed info: stages of grief: 1) shock and disbelief, 2) awareness of pain and loss, 3) restitution. acute period: 4-8 weeks, usual resolution: 1 year. (a) she has already moved through the stages of the grieving process takes one year (b) she is repressing anger related to her husbands death not accurate; second stage: crying, regression (c) she is experiencing shock and disbelief related to her husbands death correct: denial first stage; inability to comprehend reality of situation (d) she is demonstrating resolution of her husbands death too soon
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