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Dying: A Transition

Monika Renz


This book introduces a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing on decades of work with terminally ill cancer patients and a trove of research on near-death experiences, Monika Renz encourages practitioners to not only safeguard patients’ dignity as they die but also take stock of their verbal, nonverbal, and metaphorical cues as they progress, helping to personalize treatment and realize a more peaceful death. Renz divides dying into three parts: pre-transitio ... More

Keywords: Palliative care, Patient-centered approach, Spirituality, Death, dying, Transition, transformation of perception, near-death experiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170888
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Renz, author