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A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0008
A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care

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This chapter aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist perspective that offers a rationale, experiential richness, and understanding in the area of death and dying, explaining the underlying principles of Tibetan Buddhism, which serve as the basis of death and dying practices. It also explores different practices during the various phases of death and evaluates how they can be incorporated into present-day end-of-life care.

Keywords: Tibetan Buddhism; death; dying; end of life; terminal care

Chapter.  3206 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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