Death perception, death preparation and need for death educational program of the elderly

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET

Indian Journal of Science & Technology, 2015;8(25). The subjects of this study were 99 elderly people out of 100 who participated in the well-dying program conducted by a hospice center in Kyunggi-province: 84.7% of the subjects wanted to have natural death; 41.8% responded they wanted to be with their children most when faced [with] death; 61.7% wanted to pass away at home; 58.1% had never heard of the death educational program; and, 67% thought [there was] need [for a] death educational program.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide basic data for developing a suitable program suitable for the elderly’s requirements. The subjects of this study were 99 elderly people out of 100 who participated in the Well-Dying program conducted by the hospice center in S city in Kyunggi-province. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS version 17.0 for Windows. 84.7% of the total subjects wanted to have natural death. 41.8% responded they wanted to be with their children most when faced death. 61.7% wanted to pass away at home and prepared cemetery the most, which accounts for 18.2%. Cremation ranked the highest portion amounting to 63.3% than burial. 58.1% have never heard of death educational program and 67% thought to need death educational program. As investigated in the studies on death perception, death preparation and need for death educational program, various results were presented according to subjects characteristics.

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