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5-2 - Death Dying I Fear of Death A Suffering Death isnt...

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I. Fear of Death - A. Suffering – Death isn’t pleasant. B. Humiliation – The process of death takes away ‘esteem’. C. Extinction – If you are very religious and good on earth then you’ll go to a better place after. Or like just being gone, no memory left. D. Loss of loved ones - No one wants to leave loved ones behind E. Changes in Society - 1. Reduced religiosity – Religion is less central to someone’s life than compared to long ago. 2. Lower social support – people aren’t as close anymore; people have to fly back after funeral. 3. Fewer rituals – are reassuring and predictable. 4. Less publicness – learned to hide death. People that die we know about it but don’t know specifics. Families suffer in private vs. public. II. Coping with Death A. Subterfuge – Don’t say “died” but “passed away”. We are very careful about talking about death. It’s a way of coping. B.
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