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Thursday 24 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 160

Sarah, a hospice nurse visits a client dying of ovarian cancer. During the visit, the client expresses that “If I can just live long enough to attend my daughter’s graduation, I’ll be ready to die.” Which phrase of coping is this client experiencing?
    A. Anger
    B. Denial
    C. Bargaining
    D. Depression

Correct Answer: C. Bargaining

Option C: Denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and acceptance are recognized stages that a person facing a life-threatening illness experience. Bargaining identifies a behavior in which the individual is willing to do anything to avoid loss or change prognosis or fate.

Option A: Anger also may be the first response to upsetting news and the predominant theme is “why me?” or the blaming of others.
Option B: Denial is expressed as shock and disbelief and may be the first response to hearing bad news.
Option D: Depression may be manifested by hopelessness, weeping openly, or remaining quiet or withdrawn.

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