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An approach to death education

MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
João Carlos Macedo


Death and dying are still taboo subjects in today's society. In most Western countries, people die principally in hospitals, surrounded by healtand high technology but without a true humanization of care. This transfer of death from home to hospitals, which began in the 60s of the last century, has brought social and cultural consequences to the way we deal with the end of life. We will have resort to the work of some experts, such as Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross (1926-2004), to consider the need for death education.


death, dying, education