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Types of Death Basic Statistics Social Aspects of Death Do Not Resuscitate Euthanasia
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Thanatologists: People who study death and dying. Two types of death: Functional Death : Absence of a heart-beat and breathing. Brain Death : Diagnosis of death based on the cessation of all signs of brain activity. Measured by electrical brain waves.
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America has a very high infant mortality rate: Ranks behind 35 other countries Why is this? Accurate statistics on our part. More drug use than almost any other country. In early adulthood the leading cause of death is accidents. Followed by Suicide, Homicide, AIDS, and Cancer
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Based on her observations, she suggested that people pass through five basic steps as they move toward death.
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1 . Denial : People resist the idea that they are going to die. A patient can flatly reject the diagnosis or request a second opinion. Sometimes memories of weeks in the hospital are forgotten. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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