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By Monika Renz

This publication introduces a process-based, patient-centered method of palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented therapy and radical reconsideration of our transition to demise. Drawing on a long time of labor with terminally sick melanoma sufferers and a trove of study on near-death reviews, Monika Renz encourages practitioners not to simply protect sufferers' dignity as they die but in addition take inventory in their verbal, nonverbal, and metaphorical cues as they development, assisting to customize remedy and become aware of a extra peaceable dying.

Renz divides demise into 3 components: pre-transition, transition, and post-transition. As we die, all egoism and ego-centered conception fall away, bringing us to a different country of realization, a distinct sign up of sensitivity, and another size of non secular connectedness. As sufferers go through those levels, they give nonverbal indications that point out their slow withdrawal from daily realization. this alteration explains why emotional and religious matters turn into stronger through the loss of life technique. relations and practitioners are usually deeply inspired and think a feeling of awe. worry and fight shift to belief and peace; denial melts into recognition. firstly, relations difficulties and the necessity for reconciliation are pressing, yet progressively those issues fade. through delineating those procedures, Renz is helping practitioners develop extra cognizant of the altering feelings and indicators of the sufferers below their care, permitting them to reply with the maximum admire for his or her sufferers' dignity.

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Significance. , Kübler-Ross 1974; Olson, Morse, and Smith 2000–2001; Wittkowski 2004), and these models complement the present approach. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1974) will be discussed in chapter 2. Karin Olsen and her colleagues (2000–2001) and Joachim Wittkowski (2004) developed dying models based on the grieving process. Wittkowski defined a dynamic between the factors “attachment” (Bindung, Bindungstheorie), meaning-making, and dying. However, these attempts generally consider dying from a so-called etic (external) rather than from an emic (internal) perspective of the dying themselves (Corr, Doka, and Kastenbaum 1999).

Path and transformation are two separate matters. The ego is able to cognize what a linear path is, in spite of up-and-down, back-and-forth movements. Transformation, by contrast, brings the ego up against limits that require it to stop thinking, understanding, expecting, and controlling. Thus, in transformation, the ego must surrender its governing authority. The linearity of life passes into the roundedness, simultaneity, and nonlocality of being. Transformation leads us into unsuspected dimensions.

The data of the pilot study were analyzed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Whereas IPA attempts to explore the internal point of view of participants, it also recognizes the active role of the researcher in interpreting the data. It is applied to data gathered by semistructured interviews or by observational methods. Small samples (three to six participants) are the rule, but an analysis of larger samples is possible. IPA is an ideographic approach to assessing relevant themes and issues, and to reflecting inherent relations and meanings without testing the data for significance or saturation (Smith, Flowers, and Larkin 2009:343).

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