Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying Well

Dying well seems contradictory but it is true that since death is unavoidable that we must learn how to die gracefully and also in a dignified way.  Palliative care, as well as hospice can help those who are lucky enough to be in the position to experience it, but some individuals do not die as comfortably as they could, at least from a physical experience.  Albeit, some people depending on the nature of their death cannot, there are many who undergo many unnecessary troubles before death

The article, How to Die Well, by Jessica Nutik Zitter states

“I first met Stephanie in the Intensive Care Unit. She was an urgent admission — in shock, her blood pressure was almost unmeasurable. Over the previous month, the rate of cancerous fluid building up around her lungs had increased.”

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