Coping with Choices to Die

Coping with Choices to Die

by C. G. Prado
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521114764

ISBN-13: 9780521114769

Pub. Date: 11/08/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the reactions of the friends and family of those who elect to die due to terminal illness. These surviving spouses, partners, relatives, and friends, in addition to coping with the death of a loved one, must also deal with the loved one’s decision to die, thus severing the relationship. C. G. Prado examines how reactions to elective death are…  See more details below

Overview

This book examines the reactions of the friends and family of those who elect to die due to terminal illness. These surviving spouses, partners, relatives, and friends, in addition to coping with the death of a loved one, must also deal with the loved one’s decision to die, thus severing the relationship. C. G. Prado examines how reactions to elective death are influenced by cultural influences and beliefs, particularly those related to life, death, and the possibility of an afterlife. Understanding the role of these cultural influences on the grieving processes of survivors is a crucial step in allowing them to accept both intellectually and emotionally the finality of elective death and to deal with the decision of their loved one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521114769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/08/2010
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: emotions, feelings, and thoughts Wesley Boston; 1. Laying the groundwork; 2. Feelings: their influences and control; 3. Culture's elusive role; 4. Revising the criterion for rational elective death; 5. Two philosophical challenges; 6. Survivors' responses; 7. Accepting finality; Appendix: belief in an afterlife.

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