Posted: September 4th, 2021
This question serves as a minor antecedent activity to your capstone research/problem paper whereby you are asked to write the literature review portion of a research/problem paper “exploring the death and dying rituals, practices, burial methods, and beliefs about the afterlife for a culture other than the Anglo-American culture.”
In this WK3 activity, you will explore your own family’s culture regarding death practices and death systems – from your own heritage (ex. Jamaica, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, France, Africa, a specific Native American tribe, etc.). Although death comes for every culture around the world, each one has its own unique rituals and memorials for their loved ones. In at least one robust paragraph, describe the beliefs and traditions about death, rituals for burial, funerals and ceremonies, grieving practices, music, dance, etc. for your ancestral culture; and in one paragraph describe the death systems of your family culture – certifications, notifications, autopsies, capital punishment, suicide, homicide, organ transplantation and donation…
This website may serve to get you started:
Death and Dying Myths
Emerging Reality in America
You will become more afraid of death as you grow toward old age and your death becomes more imminent.
Terminal patients go through predictable stages as they approach death.
A sudden or unexpected death has more adverse effects on the survivors than does a death that is expected.
Older men are likely to die at home, and older women are more likely to die in institutional settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.
Among those adults whose spouses die, elderly widows and widowers are much more likely to die themselves a short time later.
Hospice utilizes morphine to euthanize people.
Being Mortal Chs. 5 AND 6 (Provide brief responses to the questions below)
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