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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Courtemanche may have meant to leave issues of public identity suppressed, only to allow them to appear in A Good Death as a ghostly narrative of pain and rebellion.
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My wife Maria recalls that among her Irish grandmother's bedtime prayers was one asking God to give her daughter a good death.
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I regret that during my conversion to Catholicism in the 1970s no one taught me the basic Catholic prayers, nor instructed me in how to make a good death.
A Good Death is Elizabeth Ironside's tale of the ultimate battle fought on many fronts, by the nation, the community, and ultimately, the individual.