Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE

Was I Playing God?

Healthcare Providers are Human

The Impact of Beliefs

Possible Effects of Our Actions

A Final Loving Gesture

CHAPTER TWO

Death and Dying

Dying—A Biological Imperative

Death and Dying—A Metaphysical Perspective

The Dying Process

When Does Death Occur?

Attachments and Detachments

Death, Dying, and Fear

CHAPTER THREE

Fear

Death and Dying

Pain, Suffering, and Eternal Punishment

The Unknown and Non-Existence

Will I Truly Lose Control?

What About Those We Leave Behind?

How Will I Die?

Will I Die Peacefully?

How Will Others React?

Will I Die Alone?

Have I Had a Meaningless Life?

Losing a Loved One

Losing One’s Possessions

Losing One’s Youth

CHAPTER FOUR

Grief and Bereavement

Anticipatory Grief

Denial

Anger

Bargaining

Depression

Acceptance

Beyond Normal Grief

Roadside Memorials

CHAPTER FIVE

Funeral Rituals and Burial Customs

The Influence of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Cremation—A Different Perspective

The Existence of a Spiritual Dimension

Contradictions

Burial—Why?

What is Hallowed Ground?

The Issue of Resurrection

Addressing Some Controversy

Their Favorite Song

CHAPTER SIX

Religion and End-of-Life Issues

Our Multicultural Beginning

Multiculturalism and Healthcare

Death and Dying—a Taboo Subject

Alternative Healing

Religions, Spiritual Beliefs, and Healthcare

Possible Impact of Religion on Death and Dying

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

Life and Death

Beyond Your Comfort Zone

We Do Not Have All the Answers

Our Spiritual Connection

It is but a Thin Veil

Near-Death Experience (NDE)

Personal Spiritual Experiences

A New Journey Begins…

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