In search of a good death.

Citation data:

The Journal of medical humanities, ISSN: 1041-3545, Vol: 30, Issue: 1, Page: 61-72

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/spe_facpub/457
PMID:
18931891
DOI:
10.1007/s10912-008-9071-3
Author(s):
Schenck, David P.; Roscoe, Lori A.
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Social Sciences; Medicine; aging; end-of-life; spirituality; closure; narrative; Communication; Health Communication; Interpersonal and Small Group Communication; Social and Behavioral Sciences
article description
Spirituality and storytelling can be resources in aging successfully and in dying well given the constraints of modern day Western culture. This paper explores the relationship of aging to time and the dynamic process of the life course and discusses issues related to confronting mortality, including suffering, finitude, spirituality, and spiritual closure in regard to death. And, finally, the role of narrative in this process is taken up.