Dying and its Interpreters: A Review of Selected Literature and Some Comments on the State of the Field

@article{Corr1999DyingAI,
  title={Dying and its Interpreters: A Review of Selected Literature and Some Comments on the State of the Field},
  author={C. Corr and K. Doka and R. Kastenbaum},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  year={1999},
  volume={39},
  pages={239 - 259}
}
What have been the major theoretical approaches that have been useful in the study of dying to date? What theoretical approaches hold promise for the future? Selected literature on dying and coping with dying is reviewed in an effort to describe the present state of our knowledge in this field and to contribute to an overall theory of dying. Three central topics are 1) awareness of and communication about dying; 2) processes of illness; and 3) coping with dying. Reflections are offered on the… Expand
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