In Search of a Good Death
aging, end-of-life, spirituality, closure, narrative
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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.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Medical Humanities, v. 30, issue 61.
Scholar Commons Citation
Schenck, David P. and Roscoe, Lori A., "In Search of a Good Death" (2009). Communication Faculty Publications. 457.