Dealing with Dying and Death

A variety of options are available for individuals seeking to cope with dying and death. Grief therapy counseling, and support groups can help individuals deal with their grief and bereavement. Hospice, which can occur at home or in a hospital or other institution, can provide care for dying persons and their families. Hospices are designed for terminally ill patients to live out their remaining days as independently, fully, and affordably as possible. Death education can also help by providing people with information on dying, legal issues, and various practical matters. Classes on death and dying are available at colleges, hospitals, and community centers. Many people take comfort in bibliotherapy, or reading books about dying, perhaps explaining the popularity of the life‐after‐life books. These testimonials detail the alleged journeys of people who were clinically dead into the afterlife before they were resuscitated.