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Shock

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First aid for shock

Managing shock and identifying the signs and symptoms.

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Shock - physical - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Medical shock is caused by not having enough blood circulating around your body. The lack of blood circulation caused by shock is a life-threatening medical emergency. Some of the many causes of medical shock include uncontrolled bleeding, severe burns, dehydration,...

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Tips For Visiting People In Hospital - CanTeen

Most people feel shocked and helpless when they hear that someone close is in hospital. Here are some tips for visiting people in hospital.

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Serious and chronic illness | ReachOut Australia

Being diagnosed with a medical problem can be a shock, especially when it's something serious. It's perfectly normal to feel frustrated or upset.

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Have you been bereaved by suicide? | SuicideLine

Bereavement after a suicide can often be very complicated. In addition to grief, people bereaved by suicide can experience shock, guilt, anger and social isolation.

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Being there for a sick friend | Supporting others | ReachOut Australia

It's a shock to learn that someone you know has a serious illness. Youre going to need to stay healthy concerning yourself, if you want to support them.

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Grief and Sadness

People are often quite shocked in the weeks following the death of a loved one. Coping with grief and loss often requires a substantial emotional and physical effort and can sometimes be overwhelming.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Post-traumatic stress disorder

When children are faced with a very frightening situation they may become very distressed, cry and shake with fear. They may 'shut down', go into 'shock' and not respond to people around them for a while.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

How you might feel after a diagnosis of breast cancer | Cancer Australia

Common responses to a diagnosis of breast cancer include feeling shocked, angry, scared, anxious, sad or depressed. Some women feel a sense of loneliness or isolation or that they have lost their identity.

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Coping with grief TINO : Tune In Not Out

When someone close to you dies it may seem like everything has been turned upside down. You may feel shock, disbelief, numbness, sadness, anger...

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