Quote from marachne
It's not a "law" or even a "rule" but there are those who like simple answers and there can be a tyranny of linearity.
absolutely nothing linear about stages of dying, for sure.
kr proposed a gen'l observation amongst dying pts.
as such, it can be used as a tool when educating those working w/terminal pts.
but yes, these 'stages' can and do, bounce all over the place...
which is sometimes challenging to explain to those accustomed to concrete thinking.
while a physical death is entirely absolute, there are several dimensions of death that make it anything but.
difficult concept for some to grasp...
esp living in a society where we want definitive answers.
this just isn't going to happen in hospice.