Coming to Terms With Death
Coming to terms with death is a state of awareness in which sufficient acceptance of death’s inevitability permits individuals to plan for an appropriate death. Birth and death punctuate existence but ordinarily are perceived as opposites. Birth is normal, death is abnormal. Indeed death is always pathalogical. The present status of death as a scientific concept is one of limbo where the moment of clinical death is defined as 24 hours of inactive brain waves.