The aged facing the proximity of death

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  • Juan Carlos Montoya Henao Universidad de Antioquia

Abstract


This article points some aspects lived by the aged in their process of aging and especially at the proximity of death. It's based in a learning training experience in a nursing home in Medellín. In giving care to the old and a posterior bibliographic search it analysis some of their living experiences, considers aspects related with the process of aging and the views from the African and occidental cultures regarding the fact of death. It defines some altitudes and feelings of the old at the proximity of death, such as anxiety and fear, analysis the dilemma in choosing the best place for a good death and, finally considers the nurse's professional rol in this trascendental stage for every human being and especially for the aged.

Key words: Death, Attitudes toward death, Aging, Aged.

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Author Biography

Juan Carlos Montoya Henao, Universidad de Antioquia

Estudiante de enfermería, VI nivel, Universidad de Antioquia. Al momento de presentar el artículo ante la adminstración de la revista.

Published

2013-09-09

How to Cite

Montoya Henao, J. C. (2013). The aged facing the proximity of death. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 21(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/3036

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