Soc 220 – Death and Dying
Exam Review Sheet
Hospice (goals, history, “holistic care,” services offered, and physical symptoms of dying)
Support the individual and family memebers.
to enhance to quality of life through comfort care, which involves aggressively treating all pain and
holistic care – care of the patient as a whole: socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
Dame Sanders – 1967 – first hospice in London
Kubler-Ross (stages of death)
Shock and denial
acceptance through preparatory grief
McIlwain and censorship of TV violence and popularity of death on television
The author argues that violence and death on television can benefit the society as a whole in facing death
both physically and mentally. The author believes that society is just avoiding the problem of having
children deal with violence and death, even though children are ready to accept and comprehend the
Consider the relationship between Disney and death, and what the popularity of the former given
the latter says about the American public.
It can be seen from Disney’s works that death is prevalent in many of them.
The idea of depicting death as a
source of entertainment was greatly appreciated by the public.
The death denying American public seems to
deal with the concept better when exposed to it in a comical view.
Near-Death Experiences (conditions most closely connected with experiences of NDEs, changes
observed in an individual after NDE, and what explanations are given for and against the
occurrence of NDEs)
After experiencing an NDE, the person is more involved in describing the process.
The depth of perception
deepens dramatically after the occurrence of the event.
Some conditions involved are hearing of a loud
buzzing sound, being outside of the body, having a state of emotional upheaval, move through a tunnel of
bright light, feel great warmth, and more.
Explanations for the NDE involve people seeing things when they
are unconscious, statistical proof that people actually do experience certain conditions, and people have
common after effects and have commonality in experience. Explanations against the NDE involve people
making things up, having neurological, pharmacological, and psychological problems which induces weird
thoughts and experiences.
Moody, Life After Life
(the stages of a NDE, what is the most common experience had in a NDE,
aspects of culture hinder an open conversation about death)
How did embalming give rise to the increased role of the government in the dying process?
The gov’t had to be more involved since embalming became common and popular to the people.
activities of death became a consumer oriented market, and the NFDA was created.