ERIC Number: EJ477200
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Is Dying Young Worse than Dying Old?
Jecker, Nancy S.; Schneiderman, Lawrence J.
Gerontologist, v34 n1 p66-72 Feb 1994
Notes that, in contemporary Western society, people feel death of small child is greater injustice than death of older adult and experience correspondingly greater sorrow, anger, regret, or bitterness when very young person dies. Contrasts these attitudes with those of ancient Greece and shows relevance that different attitudes toward death have for health care decision making. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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