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Understanding
the dying process
     Vasso Chantzi
      Psychologist

    KLIMAKA NGO
What is death?
The end of life
The full cessation of vital actions
Permanent state in the field of biology
All living thin...
Stages of dying process
1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

The person keeps on hoping but the n...
1. Stage of denial
            “This can’t be real”
Denial: a normal defense mechanism
A “weapon” of self-protection
Disto...
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
Understanding The Dying Process
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  1. 1. Understanding the dying process Vasso Chantzi Psychologist KLIMAKA NGO
  2. 2. What is death? The end of life The full cessation of vital actions Permanent state in the field of biology All living things eventually die What are the person’s feeling towards death?
  3. 3. Stages of dying process 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance The person keeps on hoping but the nature and content of this hope changes gradually
  4. 4. 1. Stage of denial “This can’t be real” Denial: a normal defense mechanism A “weapon” of self-protection Distortion of the reality First order denial: of symptoms/diagnosis Second order denial: of the long-term implications of the illness Third order denial: of death Denial:beneficial but dangerous
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