DEATH, DYING & BEREAVEMENT. Psychologists put death in a lifespan perspective. … idealized image of how we cope. We are a death dying society - Why?. sense that we can control death. decreased exposure to death. control over the forces of nature. sense of self.
Psychologists put death in a lifespan perspective
… idealized image of how we cope
We are a death dying society - Why?
Attitudes Toward Death
(1) Denial - ‘Not me!’
(2) Anger - ‘Why me?’ ‘Why now?’
(3) Bargaining - ‘I’ll be good!’
(4) Depression - death is unavoidable
(5) Acceptance - peace, acceptance of fate
but ... many criticisms
Chronic living-dying phasePattison’s Phase Theory of Dying
Choosing when we die: Euthanasia
Choosing where we die: Hospices/Palliative Care
Phases of grief and bereavement: