Death And Bereavement

This essay examines death, bereavement, and the disposal of the dead through its social-psychological, historical, cross cultural, medical-ethical, and public policy aspects from the perspective of both the dying person and survivors. In its examination this course divided into the following five concepts and theories: 1) The stages of as outlined by Kubler-Ross. 2) Social implications, norms, and institutions that relate to death and dying in our society, i.e., Western attitudes toward death, historically and in contemporary times. 3) Cross-cultural, subcultural, ethnicity, and religious differences in dealing with death, bereavement, and disposal. 4) Medical-ethical issues such ...

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was somewhat confused as he kept referring to me by my mother's name. Although, he did not appear to be in pain, he had recently suffered a massive heart attack and was not expected to last much longer. My mother's childhood home was filled with relatives and family friends, but for me it was a strange atmosphere. I had not previously met many of my relatives and it had been several years since my mother had been home. People were constantly stopping by with food dishes and there was always a pot of tea brewing. The local priest was also a constant visitor and seemed to be pleased that so many of the family had made it back for my grandfather's last days. There wasn't an air of expectancy, but rather a quite acknowledgment that his time had come. My grandfather had been released from the hospital, because they could do nothing more for him. He knew he was going to die and it was his wish that he die at home, amongst family and friends. I often wonder if he would have had ...

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thinking it morbid somehow to throw a big party after burying someone you loved, but now I can see it was a good way for people to deal with their grief. Food and drink flowed and everyone related their favorite tale, good and bad, about the deceased. I learned a lot about my grandfather and my family history and it made me feel part of the things. I felt somehow connected and part of this large and previously unknown crowd. The general consensus was that my grandfather had lived to be a good age, had lived a good life and would now be joining his wife in heaven. He was, they all agreed, lucky to be able to able to die surrounded by family and friends and in familiar ...

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Added: 11/25/2006 03:39:21 PM
Category: Miscellaneous
Type: Free Paper
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