Coping with Choices to Die

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Coping with Choices to Die

By C. G. Prado

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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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Ethics

Coping with Choices to Die
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/1/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511851103
ISBN 13: 9780511851100
Print ISBN: 9780521114769

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