Annotation #3 Rachel Fine

Annotation #3 Rachel Fine - Annotation #3 Death and Dying...

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Annotation #3 Death and Dying 2/16/09 American people tend to isolate themselves from society for many reasons. People, or more specifically the elderly, isolate themselves in their greatest time of need and subsequently die alone. One of the biggest reasons that the elderly isolate themselves is fear. In the specific instance of the Chicago heat wave, many elderly people were living in single room occupancy housing which also housed other low-income residents. Many of these residencies were in bad areas so the older residents were too scared to even leave their apartments for fear of their neighbors. These residencies were poorly maintained and sometimes had no air or water but the older residents were still too afraid to leave. Many of these people didn’t have children or didn’t have family close enough to ask for help, but out of those that did have family, a lot were too stubborn to ask for help. This brings up the situation of gender; more men die alone than women. This could be
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course RELIGION deathdying taught by Professor Kimelawson during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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