The Inner Life of the Dying Person (End-of-Life Care: A Series)

The Inner Life of the Dying Person (End-of-Life Care: A Series)

Allan Kellehear


This particular publication recounts the adventure of dealing with one's demise exclusively from the death person's perspective instead of from the point of view of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated entry demanding situations assumptions in regards to the emotional and non secular dimensions of loss of life, displaying readers that―along with affliction, loss, anger, disappointment, and fear―we may also believe braveness, love, wish, memory, transcendence, transformation, or even happiness as we die.

A paintings that's instantaneously mental, sociological, and philosophical, this publication brings jointly tales of these death from terminal disease, previous age, surprising damage or trauma, acts of conflict, and the results of common mess ups and terrorism. it is usually statements from people who are on demise row, in dying camps, or making plans suicide. every one kind of death addressed highlights a major set of feelings and narratives that regularly eclipses stereotypical renderings of demise and displays the varied contexts during which this trip can happen outdoors of hospitals, nursing houses, and hospices. Chapters concentrate on universal emotional subject matters associated with demise, increasing and tough them via first-person bills and analyses of appropriate educational and scientific literature in psycho-oncology, palliative care, gerontology, army background, anthropology, sociology, cultural and non secular stories, poetry, and fiction. the result's an all-encompassing research into an adventure that may finally contain us all and is extra brilliant and profound than an individual can imagine.

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