good death


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good death

Medspeak
A term that reflects individual preferences for how a person wants to die. For many people, factors that constitute a good death include dying at home, with family and friends and without stressful physical symptoms (nausea and vomiting, pain, dyspnoea, respiratory tract secretions, pain, and agitation).
 
Vox populi
A death with honour.

good death

Vox populi Any death that others view as a comforting and 'smooth' transition from a living to nonliving state. See End of life decisions.

good death

(gud deth)
Colloquial usage for treatment of a patient in accord with the patient's stated (usually written) wishes and in maintenance of appropriate palliation of pain.

good death

Death in which the rights of the person have been respected and during which the dying person was made as comfortable as possible and was in the company of persons he knew and loved.
See: living will
See also: death
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The only question that remains for those who believe in the right to a good death is: Who gets to decide when the pain is unbearable enough to warrant euthanasia?
A good death is one in which patients' wants and needs are met at the end of life under possible and acceptable parameters.
Any resident who wants to be considered for the A Good Death pilot should call Jeannie Penman on 07739 303201.
Each of these personal stories is a precious memory and illustration of a good death.
Objective means to quantify a good death have been designed, tested, modified, and adapted (Calvin & Eriksen, 2006; Cohen & Germain, 2004; Cohen, Poppel, Cohn, & Reiter, 2001; Jablonski, 2007).
Part 1, "Death in Early Modern England," begins with a chapter on "Facing Death" which reviews material from a variety of sources, including sermons, poems, treatises, diaries, and letters to show the ubiquity of concern for facing death early and making a good death at the end.
FUTURIST researcher Lane Jennings offers new ideas about dying the good death.
The Jesuits originally promoted the worship of Our Lady of Good Death and in Portugal these brotherhoods existed from the seventeenth century.
Even after a fatal road accident, "the departed could go to the ancestors after a good death," ukugoduka or, "if he was a Christian, rise to heaven.
So it isn't altogether surprising that when he speaks about what makes a good death, people listen.
While I was writing my recent book, Before we say goodbye: preparing for a good death (HarperCollins), I realized I did not practise what I preached.
Philip Morgan's chapter, "Of Worms and War: 1380-1558," begins at the end of a period of extremely high mortality rates--first from famine, then from the plague--at a time when the existence of purgatory and the community of saints were firmly established in doctrine and practice, and when the rituals that comprised the good death and effective memorialization were widely accepted.