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The physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses from an individual are likely to experience in response to a newly diagnosed condition with a poor prognosis.
Imagine a person newly diagnosed with a poor prognosis and what the person response would be? Prognosis is a medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.This essay will attempt to discuss responses from four aspects which are physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral when person diagnosed with a poor prognosis. Essay will identifies response of each aspect and give examples. Identify the most of responses associated with grief. Essay introduces Kubler Ross’s Stage of dying theory and use theory to demonstrate emotional responses. A new diagnosis of life-threatening disease has a broad impact on a person's emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, and physical well-being (Hill, Muers, Connolly, & Round, 2003) When someone confronts life-threaten illness that exceed coping resources, the reaction from emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological is psychological stress. Responses are dependent on wide range of factors, such as the nature of the stressor, individual's physical and emotional capabilities, life experiences, social environment, coping skills, resources, and so on. (N.A. Kasparian.2013)
Physical responses depend on disease such as painful, insomnia, headache, tachycardia, hyperventilation, anorexia, and diarrhea and so on. Other responses come with the grief. “Grief can be represented by physical sensations, such as a lump in the throat, tightness in the chest, aching arms, oversensitivity to noise, shortness of breath, lack of energy, muscle weakness, dry mouth, or loss of coordination.” (Gill.2012).
Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross focuses attention on the emotional needs and reactions of dying patients. Stage of…...

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