the dying process
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
Stages of dying process
The person keeps on hoping but the nature
and content of this hope changes gradually
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
Second order denial: of the long-term
implications of the illness
Third order denial: of death
Denial:beneficial but dangerous
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