The psychological point of view: The individual facing death and dying

Shulamith Kreitler*

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The chapter deals first with death anxiety, its varieties, correlates and determinants, including deeper-lying factors such as meaning assignment tendencies and basic beliefs characterizing the individual. Death anxiety is considered as determined and determining meanings assigned to death, both negative and positive, based on socio-cultural conceptions, familial traditions and personal experiences. The last part of the chapter focuses on the tasks and choices concerning death that individuals are assumed to perform. The concluding part presents major types of interventions for moderating anxiety and providing the individual peace and hope.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConfronting Dying and Death
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781614707318
StatePublished - May 2012


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