The Transformation of Attitudes about Death and Dying

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11 pages and 11 sources. This paper provides an overview of the transformation of views on death and dying in the 20th century. This paper considers the way in which views changed from the 19th to 20th centuries, especially in regards to the dying process, the care for the sick and elderly, and the role of care professionals. This paper also considers the emerging role of palliative care and hospice care as components of the modern perspective. This paper relates to the changing views in North America.