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Author Prado, C. G.

Title Coping with choices to die / C.G. Prado
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 187 pages)
Contents Foreword: emotions, feelings, and thoughts / by Wesley Boston -- Laying the groundwork -- Feelings: their influences and control -- Culture's elusive role -- Revising the criterion for rational elective death -- Two philosophical challenges -- Survivors' responses -- Accepting finality -- Appendix: belief in an afterlife
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Euthanasia -- psychology.
Suicide, Assisted -- psychology.
Attitude to Death.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Right to Die -- ethics.
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Older people -- Suicidal behavior.
Suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
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