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Give Me Permission to Die: Talking Openly about Death

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of talking openly about the death of chronically ill patients. It suggests opening the discussion about death and fears by giving the patient the confidence that ... More


The Black Place: Talking about Fears

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses ways of talking about the fears of chronically ill patients, describing the case of a 55-year-old man who had negative feelings about his hospitalization. It explains that ... More


Palliative Care in the Home

Derek Doyle and David Jeffrey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family ... More


Mourning & Cheerfulness

in Living Up to Death

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226713496
eISBN:
9780226713502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713502.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents Paul Ricouer's essay Up to death. Mourning and Cheerfulness. It highlights the author's fear of being the dying person for those who will visit him and suggests that there is an ... More


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