12-4 Adult Developing and Dying

12-4 Adult Developing and Dying - WhatisDeath?...

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12/4 What is Death? Biological meanings of death: -according to the Harvard Group death is: -totally unresponsive to stimuli -no movement for one hour and failure to breathe for three minutes -no reflexes -flat EEG -Euthanasia -active  “mercy killing” -passive  “natural causes” -assisted suicide  help with meds Psychological and social meanings of death: -“denial of death” -experiences of death, how we mourn and grieve varies depending on culture What kills us when? -women have a longer  life expectancy  than men -maximum life span vs. life expectancy -leading cause of death changes over life-span: -infants: complications at birth -preschool and school age: accidents -adolescents and young adults: accidents -middle aged adults: cancers -older adults: heart disease, cancers Theories of Aging: Programmed theories of aging: -emphasize the systematic genetic control of aging processes 
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course DFST 1013 taught by Professor Fields-moore during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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