Year: 1980 Source: Essence, v.4, no.3, (1980), p.159-167 SIEC No: 19820879

The concept of personal major events is proposed as a methodological approach to study of death & dying with retired couples. It is suggested that quality & quantity of death-related themes in individuals personal major events could give insight into aspects of death anxiety, symbolic immortality or ego, integrity. Results of small study show couples & individuals place different emphasis on death, indicating that PME could contribute to research on death & dying with retirees.