C Bargaining

(1) Patient reactions. This stage may be quite short, intermittent, or even not apparent. The patient may:

(a) Bargain to postpone death, seek reward for good behavior, or exchange places with someone else.

(b) Replace the previous question of "Why me? to "Yes, it is me, but "

NOTE: This stage may be done privately.

(2) Health care provided by the medical specialist.

(a) Understand that bargaining is helpful to the patient.

(b) Keep the patient comfortable.

(c) Listen and be available.

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