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The good death: reaching an inductive understanding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12557884     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study examines descriptions by twenty-six elderly Israelis of a good death. The transcripts of personal interviews were analyzed using phenomenological methods to determine general and essential essences of the good death phenomenon. The good death was perceived as a multidimensional phenomenon based on eighteen general essences that were condensed into five essential essences that included the physiological, personal, interpersonal, social and cultural domains of life. The good death description further involved a critical component toward the ways in which death and dying are currently occurring in Israel. The research results call for Israeli policy-makers to more forcefully acknowledge and accommodate the different secular perspectives of the good death into law and to allow individuals more freedom and control over the dying processes and rituals following one's death.
R D Leichtentritt; K D Rettig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Omega     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0030-2228     ISO Abbreviation:  Omega (Westport)     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-30     Completed Date:  2003-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272106     Medline TA:  Omega (Westport)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-48     Citation Subset:  E    
Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged / psychology
Attitude to Death*
Funeral Rites / psychology
Interviews as Topic
Jews / psychology
Qualitative Research
Terminal Care / psychology

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