Stages Of Death And Dying

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Death and Dying
Death is part of the circle of life, and everyone living on this earth must face it at some point. It is inevitable. Death not only affects the person dying, but everyone who knew and loved the individual as well. There are two major, different definitions of death. The first is clinical death, which means that an individual lacks a heartbeat and respiratory functions, and the second is whole brain death, which is proclaimed when there is no “spontaneous movement in response to any stimuli, no spontaneous respirations for at least an hour, total lack of responsiveness to even the most painful stimuli, no eyes movements, blinking, or pupil responses, no postural activity, swallowing, yawning, or vocalizing, no motor reflexes,
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The first stage is denial, where the dying reject what is going to inevitably going to happen. The second stage is anger because they feel like their lives are ending too soon, and they may become angry with those around them because they get to live, yet the person dying does not get to carry on. The third stage is usually when the dying start to bargain with God or another religious representative for more time added on to their life by promising to fix their life for the better. But, bargaining usually fails and when it does, the terminally ill become depressed because they know that their lives are coming to an end. After they face depression, the dying person usually comes to terms with their own inevitable death. But, these stages do not have to occur in this order, nor do people experience all five stages (“stages of death and dying,” n.d.). Just like death affects the person who is actually dying, it also affects that person’s family members and …show more content…
Every person on this planet ideally progresses through all nine of these stages, if the conditions are right. Every human develops cognitively, physically, and socially/emotionally in these stages. Every person also improves in every stage, becoming better than they were before in the previous stage of human development. Human development spans from birth to the time we pass on, and we change through every

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