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The idea that people adopt cultural values and moral principles in order to cope with their fear of death

Terror management theory (TMT)

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The study of death and dying, especially of the social and emotional aspects

Thanatology

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An institution or program in which terminally ill patients receive palliative care to reduce suffering

Hospice

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Care designed not to treat an illness but to provide physical and emotional comfort to the patient and support and guidance to his or her family

Palliative care

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A situation in which an action has both a positive effect and a negative effect

Double effect

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A situation in which a seriously ill person is allowed to die naturally, through the cessation of medical intervention

Passive euthanasia

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A written order from a physician that no attempt should be made to revive a patient if he or she suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest

DNR (do not resuscitate) order

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A situation in which someone takes action to bring about another person's death, with the intention of ending that person's suffering

Active euthanasia

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A form of active euthanasia in which a doctor provides the means for someone to end his or her own life

Physician-assisted suicide

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The argument that a given action will start a chain of events that will culminate in an undesirable outcome

Slippery slope

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A document that indicates what medical intervention an individual prefers if he or she is not conscious when a decision is to be expressed

Living will

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A person chosen by another person to make medical decisions if the second person becomes unable to do so

Health care proxy

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The deep sorrow that people feel at the death of another

Grief

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A type of grief that impedes a person's future life, usually because the person clings to sorrow or is buffeted by contradictory emotions

Complicated grief

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A situation in which mourners do not grieve, either because other people do not allow grief to be expressed or because the mourners do not allow themselves to feel sadness

Absent grief

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A situation in which certain people, although they are bereaved, are prevented from mourning publicly by cultural customs or social restrictions

Disenfranchised grief

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A situation in which circumstances, such as a police investigation or an autopsy, interfere with the process of grieving

Incomplete grief

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The ceremonies and behaviors that a religion or culture prescribes for people to employ in expressing their bereavement after a death

Mourning