NPEC Post Test #10: Rituals for the Dying, the Dead, and Those by Their Side
1. What are the three phases of a rite of passage?
Disbelief, loss, reintegration
Repentance, forgiveness, and atonement
Separation, liminality, and incorporation
Planning, design, and implementation
2. Why is it important to attend to the spiritual needs of the patient (and their families)?
Their spirituality helps them cope with illnesses, traumas, losses, and life transitions by integrating body, mind and spirit.
Patients have a fundamental right to considerate care that safeguards their personal dignity and respects their cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.
When facing a crisis, they often turn to their spirituality as a means of coping.
All of the above
3. Why do ritual and ceremony matter?
They help to give a moment of pause and reflection, to give space for noticing and witnessing what is happening right now.
It reminds/invites people to be present and come into the experience that is taking place in the room.
It helps to create a container for the experience.
Ritual and ceremony encourages people to have their feelings recognized.
All of the above
4. Why use an altar in the room of a dying person?
It is an interactive way for family and friends to focus and add to the sanctity of the space.
It is a way to teach about religious practices.
It allows family and friends to evangelize their personal beliefs.
It brings some loveliness into the space.
5. When supporting a family to create their own rituals, what are the most important things you can do?
Recommend a list of resources (books, prayers, poetry, podcasts, films) so they can research and explore.
Give them a box of scarves, candles, and other objects to decorate an altar.
Create a list of positive affirmations and encourage them to post them.
Help them set their intentions, then brainstorm as a group for how to interact with the altar space.
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