Death trajectory

Death trajectory refers to the pattern of dying when a patient is given a projected death date with limited or no medical recourse for the remaining existence of the individual's life.wikipedia
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Death trajectory refers to the pattern of dying when a patient is given a projected death date with limited or no medical recourse for the remaining existence of the individual's life.

Chronic condition

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The death trajectory is dependent on the cause of death, whether it is sudden death, chronic illness, or the steady decline in health due to senescence (aging).

Senescence

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The death trajectory is dependent on the cause of death, whether it is sudden death, chronic illness, or the steady decline in health due to senescence (aging).

Barney Glaser

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Dying trajectories were first studied in the 1960s by two researchers, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss, in an attempt to understand the end of human life from different ailments, including cancer.

Anselm Strauss

Dying trajectories were first studied in the 1960s by two researchers, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss, in an attempt to understand the end of human life from different ailments, including cancer.

Manner of death

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In a sudden death trajectory, an otherwise healthy and high-functioning individual will suddenly and unexpectedly die without any observable indications of oncoming demise.

Myocardial infarction

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These types of deaths include fatal accidents and inconspicuous health issues like myocardial infarction or severe stroke.

Autoimmune disease

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The chronic malady trajectory occurs with types of death caused by autoimmune diseases such as HIV or other incurable illnesses.

HIV

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The chronic malady trajectory occurs with types of death caused by autoimmune diseases such as HIV or other incurable illnesses.

Recrudescence

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This process of death is characterized by an overall decline in health accompanied by acute crises and intermittent recoveries.

Cure

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This process of death is characterized by an overall decline in health accompanied by acute crises and intermittent recoveries.

Fatigue

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The chronic malady trajectory projects emotional stress or turmoil; the patient may eventually become mentally and emotionally exhausted.

Emotional exhaustion

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The chronic malady trajectory projects emotional stress or turmoil; the patient may eventually become mentally and emotionally exhausted.

Aging-associated diseases

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A natural death trajectory is typically a long, steady decline due to old age.

Palliative care

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When someone has an estimated death date and a death trajectory, the patient's caregivers generally cease curative care and proceed to provide palliative or comfort care.

Hospice

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Comfort care, or hospice care, is reserved for patients who acknowledge they will not be able to recover.