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Euthanasia pp 137-147 | Cite as

Patients’ Reactions to Impending Death

  • U. Qvarnström
Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 2)

Abstract

Death and dying are being discussed in more and more industrialized countries. In Sweden, too, the death “problem” has assumed greater importance in recent years, both among members of the general public and practitioners in the health services. Unlike societies with a death-oriented cultural pattern, most Western societies take an evasive and denying attitude toward death. The denial of death’s existence has gone so far in Sweden that an action group, The Right to Die, has been formed to arouse public interest in matters related to death.

Keywords

Religious Faith Death Anxiety Human Function Nursing Personnel Impending Death 
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