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Coun502 Essay

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Spiritual process of dying
The dying process consists of various steps where people move from stage to another stage. Some people may not pass through all the stages of the standard dying process (Feldman, 2010). The most common stages through people move are: infancy, pre-school years, middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adult hood, late adulthood, and death & dying. People have unique opinions regarding dying process and the factors which influence opinions of people are: age, sex, personality, social support available from family and friends etc. For example a person who is having social support from family and friends will have more interest towards life then others who lead a lonely life.
Death is a discrete, datable event that terminates a person’s life and it is certain for everyone in ...view middle of the document...

There are some religions where people believe that dying on a particular day may be good because heavens gates are opened on that day.
The age of the person have strong influence on their opinion towards death for example people who are above ninety years will reach the stage of self-actualization and lead their life in a peaceful way. People who grow older do not fear for death and welcome it after passing all the stages of dying process successfully.
Opinion about my mortality
First I believe that death is common for every human being on this earth. The starting stage of dying process is withdrawal from external environment. The other most common symptoms of death are loss of vision, appetite and change in body functions (Feldman, 2010). Presently I am in middle adult stage and having perfect health. The life expectancy had grown in the past century because of enhanced quality of life; therefore I expect to live approximately eighty years, there after I accept my mortality. In this mean time I would like to spend my life which can be inspirational to others. I will also go through holy Bible to know this world and would like maintain healthy relationship with the society around me. I also agree the statement of Death is inevitable: dying concludes our journey on this earth. "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2). Overall I would like to state that even if I plan in a perfect way, there must be blessings of Jesus to lead my life successfully till I reach the time of death.

References
Feldman, R. S. (2010). Discovering the Life Span. United States : Prentice Hall.
Justice, C. (1997). Dying the Good Death: The Piligrimage to Die in India's Holy City. New York: State University of New York.
Sumner, L. W. (2011). Assited Death: A Study in Ethics & Law. New York: Oxford University Press.

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