Chapter Three: Key Concepts in the Maze of Death and Dying

Auger, Jeanette A.
January 2007
Social Perspectives on Death & Dying;2007, p38
Book Chapter
Chapter 3 of the book "Social Perspectives on Death and Dying" is presented. It defines death as a final stage of life while dying refers to a process that results to subsequent death. It cites the criteria for diagnosing brain death in patients which include irreversible damage to brain, deep comatose and absence of reflex response to painful stimuli. It explains the social rules of death in which the people believe that some deaths are more acceptable to a community or individual than others.


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