Format: Print Length
Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 3, 2014)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6 MB
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This special publication recounts the event of dealing with one's demise exclusively from the loss of life person's viewpoint 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 -- in addition to ache, loss, anger, unhappiness, and worry -- we will be able to additionally suppose braveness, love, desire, memory, transcendence, transformation, or even happiness as we die.A paintings that's right now mental, sociological, and philosophical, this publication brings jointly stories of these death from terminal affliction, outdated age, unexpected damage or trauma, acts of warfare, and the implications of common mess ups and terrorism. it's also statements from people who are on demise row, in loss of life camps, or making plans suicide. every one kind of demise addressed highlights an incredible set of feelings and narratives that frequently eclipses stereotypical renderings of death and displays the various contexts during which this trip can take place outdoor of hospitals, nursing houses, and hospices. Chapters specialize in universal emotional issues associated with demise, increasing and tough them via first-person debts and analyses of suitable educational and medical literature in psycho-oncology, palliative care, gerontology, army historical past, anthropology, sociology, cultural and spiritual reviews, poetry, and fiction. the result's an all-encompassing research into an event that may finally contain us all and is extra impressive and profound than somebody can think.