Death and Bereavement

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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 death and bereavement into the following five concepts and theories: 1) The stages of death and bereavement as outlined by Kubler-Ross. 2) Social implications, norms, and institutions that relate to death and dying in our society, …

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…hovers over all of us. Death is the final frontier, and by its very nature, one that we will never be able to explain or fully explore. REFERENCES Bartholomew, K. (1994). Doctor, Please Close the Door: Florida: Distinctive Publishing. DeSpelder, L. & Strickland, A. (1992). The Last Dance. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. Hoeffler, J. & Kamoie, B. (1995). Deathright, Culture, Medicine, Politics and the Right to Die. Boulder, Co.: Westview Press. Kubler-Ross, E. (1991). On Death and Dying. New York: Macmillian.