Robert Kastenbaum

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An exploratory study was conducted into the role of prayer in the personal and professional lives of caregivers to the dying. Background questionnaires were completed by 78 counselors, doctors, nurses, and volunteers who were associated with hospice programs in Arizona. Semistructured interviews were then conducted with 24 men and women who were selected(More)
The moment of death was a compelling image and dominant concept through much of history. In recent years this term has become destabilized by technological advances and changes in clinical practice. Perhaps even more significantly, the meanings previously associated with the death-bed scene and the final breath have become increasingly marginalized. Hospice(More)