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 precise ebook recounts the adventure of dealing with one's demise completely from the demise 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 demise, exhibiting readers that―along with affliction, loss, anger, unhappiness, and fear―we may also think 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mental, sociological, and philosophical, this publication brings jointly stories of these death from terminal disease, outdated age, unexpected damage or trauma, acts of warfare, and the results of average failures and terrorism. it's also statements from people who are on dying row, in demise camps, or making plans suicide. each one type of demise addressed highlights a big set of feelings and narratives that regularly eclipses stereotypical renderings of loss of life and displays the varied contexts during which this trip can take place outdoors of hospitals, nursing houses, and hospices. Chapters specialise in universal emotional topics associated with death, increasing and demanding them via first-person money owed and analyses of appropriate educational and scientific literature in psycho-oncology, palliative care, gerontology, army historical past, anthropology, sociology, cultural and spiritual stories, poetry, and fiction. the result's an all-encompassing research into an adventure that might finally comprise us all and is extra incredible and profound than somebody can imagine.

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