Concepts of Death: A Key to Our Adjustment

  title={Concepts of Death: A Key to Our Adjustment},
  author={Mohammad Samir Hossain and Peter Gilbert},
  journal={Illness, Crisis \& Loss},
  pages={19 - 36}
Although death is the inevitable end of life, historical, sociological, and psychological analyses converge to demonstrate that human beings struggle to integrate it as a personal reality. In this article we attempt to bring to bear recent theoretical work on the linkage between our conceptions of death, and our difficulty adjusting to it as a species, by first surveying historical and philosophic perspectives on the meaning of death, and then sampling some of the broad field of psychological… 

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