Home  |   Subscribe  |   Resources  |   Reprints  |   Writers' Guidelines

Reading Room

The Inner Life Of The Dying Person
By Allan Kellehear

This book recounts the experience of facing one's death solely from the dying person's point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access challenges assumptions about the emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying, showing readers that--along with suffering, loss, anger, sadness, and fear--we can also feel courage, love, hope, reminiscence, transcendence, transformation, and even happiness as we die.

“Allan Kellhear’s The Inner Life of the Dying Person should be required reading for all those who work with or teach about the dying process. Kellehear sensitively and insightfully explores the multiplicity of reactions and emotions that individuals may experience at life’s end. This book breaks new ground and will become a major contribution to the field.”

—Ken Doka, The Hospice Foundation of America

Source: Columbia University Press