Title: Appropriate death
Authors: Bleyen, Jan
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Sage
Host Document: Encyclopedia of death and the human experience
Abstract: Death is considered an appropriate occurrence of human experience when it is not out of place according to personal and cultural norms. Whether regarding our own death or the death of others, we always refer to a complex aggregate of many ingredients or criteria of appropriateness when we label a death. It is a person’s concrete way of dying but also his or her life (one’s age, self-fulfillment and morality) that are concurrently referred to as quintessential conditions of appropriate death. Therefore, almost no death is experienced as fully appropriate.
ISBN: 9781412951784
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Modernity & Society 1800-2000, Leuven

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