Spiritual Stages of Dying

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI:
Spiritual Stages of Dying

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This chapter discusses some of the ways in which people understand spirituality, what the spiritual stages of dying are, the spiritual issues people face in chronic and serious illness, and practical ways of dealing with these issues. It discusses a study that describes the psychospiritual stages of dying as a process of moving from chaos to surrender to eventual transcendence, and also mentions the relevant issues of glimpses of the divine and the so-called spiritual journeys.

Keywords: spirituality; dying; chronic illness; serious illness; eventual transcendence; spiritual journeys; divine

Chapter.  11440 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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