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... Narrative More often than not, nurses encounter situations where they are presented with patients experiencing medical problems, as well as psychological symptoms. It is quite beneficial for nurses to understand grief and reaction processes. This cuts across issues such as behavioral, physical and psychological. The World Health Organization (2000) defines health as being a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being and not just the absence of disease. This definition by WHO appears to be more realistic and holistic towards the lifestyle of an individual in taking into account both the psychological and social aspects of an individual’s life. The Department of Health, (DoH, 2007, pg...