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Unformatted text preview: Five Basic Reactions to Death (Kubler-Ross) Denial and Isolation Denying death’s reality and isolating oneself from information confirming that death will occur (“It’s a mistake; the doctors are wrong”) Anger Asking, “Why me?” Anger may then be projected onto the living Bargaining Terminally ill will bargain with God or with themselves (“If I can live longer I’ll be a better person”) Depression Feelings of futility, exhaustion and deep sadness Acceptance If death is not sudden, many will accept death calmly Person is at peace finally with the concept of death...
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- Spring '10
- Gerontology, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Study of aging, basic reactions