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Death and Dying

status, Dying, loss

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Death and Dying, the irreversible cessation of life and the imminent approach of death. Death involves a complete change in the status of a living entity—the loss of its essential characteristics.


Frederick, Calvin J., M.A., Ph.D.

Chief, Disaster Assistance and Emergensy Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health. Professor, Department of Phychiatry and Behavioral Science, George Washington University Medical School. Consulting Editor, ''Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior''.

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status, Dying, loss

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