What Is Invisible Death?

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Death is a part of everyone’s life. For some it comes earlier and others it comes after ninety years of living on Earth. Death is notion that evokes fear from the human race, especially in the western world. Craig and Dunn speak about how in our western world today, we often experience what “invisible death”, when a family member dies in the hospital and our interactions with them before and after the fact are highly restricted. When it comes to passing on, many people would rather deny the inevitable and enjoy this “invisible death” era. When a loved one dies, a person is likely to engage in the act of denial of their own death. The death of someone in our lives brings fourth the idea of our own death. By engaging in denial, we can avoid…show more content…
Interestingly a person has a greater chance of death if they are under one year old than they do at 45-54 years old. The ages we are most susceptible to death are 85 years and older. This not including the act of suicide. The act of suicide dramatically increases in men as they reach the age of 70 years old. Suicide is always more common in men rather than women and epically in white men. 85-year-old man is “twice as likely to die as a result of suicide than are young men of age 30” (Craig and Dunn, 2013, p. 502). There are times that are not specifically included in the suicide rate that a death can be counted as a suicide. These are called passive suicide. One form of this is called submissive death where a person simply stops taking care of themselves in hope of ending their life. Suicidal erosion is when a person proposedly takes part in known dangerous actions in hope for a serious outcome. Older men often find that suicide can be a coping mechanism for a terminal illness. Finding that they would rather die at their own hand than to a disease. (Craig and Dunn,…show more content…
When someone speaks of a death, a hush falls over the room. Death has always intrigued me in some way; why do we avoid speaking of something that inescapably happens to everybody? I have never been able to grasp how we know so little about what happens after death and yet every living thing experiences it. Death has been a thing that has terrified me since before I can remember. Therefore, I obviously wanted to learn more about it. Death and dying seems to be ever so far away in my eyes. I really have no knowledge of it, even when I have experienced my own losses in life. When my grandfathers died when I was 14 and 11, I had a really hard time dealing with the grief and processing the loss. Reading and writing about entire process of death, helped me become more aware of my own grief and the deaths that occurred in my family. One of the main things that will help me further in life is the fact that death is a natural life event and as well as the final stage in our development. Looking at death as a stage of development instead of an end helped me see the while it is painful and challenging, sometimes it is for the better of the loved one. Having this new information on death would help me cater to clients who are going through bereavement periods. What might have helped me when I was initially grieving was the idea of how it is a
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