Living with death and dying
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Overview
- 1 Overview
- 1.1 Living with death and dying
- 1.2 Death and the meaning of life
- 1.3 Near-death experiences
- 1.3.1 Reactions to near-death experiences
- 1.3.2 Recurrent themes
- 1.3.3 Ineffability
- 1.3.4 Sense of timelessness
- 1.3.5 Sense of reality
- 1.3.6 Sense of death
- 1.3.7 Emotional feelings
- 1.3.8 Separation from the physical body
- 1.3.9 Other common features
- 1.3.10 The impact of near-death experiences
- 1.3.11 The significance of the near-death experience
- A psychological explanation for near-death experiences
- 1.4 The quality of dying
- 1.4.1 Choices in dying
- 1.4.2 Concepts of a good death
- 1.4.3 Assessing the quality of dying
- 1.4.4 Case study 1: Vic Harris – a hospital death
- 1.4.5 Case study 2: Li’s death – a residential home death
- 1.4.6 Case study 3: Andrew’s death – a hospice death
- 1.4.7 Case study 4: The death of Meg – a home death
- 1.4.8 Comment on case studies
- 1.4.9 Professional help
- 1.4.10 Unfinished business
- A good death?
- 1.4.12 Bad deaths
- 1.4.13 Defining a ‘good death’
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