We are Breaking the Silence About Death | Four Levels

We are Breaking the Silence About Death | Four Levels

roWe are Breaking the Silence About Death
Four Levels | Daniel Goleman (1964)

 

Literal Comprehension:
Elisabeth Kublor – Rose work with the dying people in the mid 60 ‘s. Before that time the topic to death was banded. Now death has become a fashionable subject. Through her best selling book ” on death and dying” she has alert a new way of handling dying. She has suggested that the people should die in their own homes rather than in a strange hospital. After working with the dying people for a long time, she has pointed out five psychological stages people usually experience when they know that they are going to die soon. These stages are denial, anger or rage, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These reaction are not limited to dying but can take place with any change or lost.

Interpretation:
The dying person denies or says “No” when he first knows that he is going to die. The denial makes it easy for him to bear the force of death. At the unconscious level, a person never believes that he will die. From their refusal he begins to hope. Kublor Rose suggest that we should take about death with the patient and arrange to complete all possible things.

Critical Thinking:
This passage has clearly expressed how the topic death has become a fashionable subject. But The Behavior of dying person is at the unconscious level. This stages or levels are denial, anger or rage, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Assimilation:
When a patient stop denying, he begins to be angry. He is angry seeing other healthy people. When his anger becomes less, he starts to bargaining with god. He wants to become good if he is given some more time to live. After he has accepted his death partially, he becomes depressed. He feels sorry for the past mistakes or incomplete tasks. He want to passed time in isolation. Finally he accept death peacefully and he is not worried about making his life longer. He settles everything. His own diseases also does not worry him. He enjoy the present moment without thinking of the future. He lives the full life.

 

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