New Perspectives on the End of Life
Dying is all about human beings in relationship with themselves and with one another. It identifies a relational process, a coming to terms with limitation; and ‘a good death’ identifies a dying process that has been marked by personal growth, deepening understanding, and the expression of care, not only from care-givers towards the dying, but from the dying toward themselves and in relation to those who care for them. Death is one thing, dying another. Dying is a process of tremendous variability. Rather than being an abstract universal, dying is profoundly personal and intimate. This book exemplifies the crossing of boundaries, perspective and disciplines to illuminate the intimacy of dying.