Research Paper On Death And Dying

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  • Karen Ann Quinlan 'Right to Die' Case

    The sociolegal controversy over an individual's right to die is one that has attempted to re-define death and to question when it actually occurs (i.e., brain death or heart death ?). This 2 page essay looks at the infamous Karen Quinlan case in which the Supreme Court granted Ms. Quinlan's family the right to let her die (ruling that "No compelling interest of the state could compel her to endure the unendurable") -- but she continued to live on anyway after being removed from life-sustaining medical equipment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Dying and Death

    6 pages in length. Discusses death & dying in considerable detail. Covered are life expectancy, the process of dying, stages of approaching death and coping. Bibliography not available. Death&dy.wps

  • Emily Dickinson, Popular Music, and Death Fascination

    A 5 page essay that compares two poems by Emily Dickinson, "I heard a fly buzz when I died" and "Because I could not stop for death," to two popular songs concerning death -- "The Death Song" by Marilyn Manson and "Prey for Death" by Graham Woolley. The writer argues that Dickinson's poems, like the songs profiled, take the approach that death is not to be feared. However, the writer also points out where the tone of these works differ. No additional sources.

  • Emily Dickinson, Popular Music, and Death Fascination

    A 5 page essay that compares two poems by Emily Dickinson, "I heard a fly buzz when I died" and "Because I could not stop for death," to two popular songs concerning death -- "The Death Song" by Marilyn Manson and "Prey for Death" by Graham Woolley. The writer argues that Dickinson's poems, like the songs profiled, take the approach that death is not to be feared. However, the writer also points out where the tone of these works differ. No additional sources.

  • Death in Hospice Verses Death in Death Row Incarceration

    This 6 page paper looks at death and dying by comparing the situation where a person is scheduled to die and waiting on death row to someone dying of cancer in a hospice. Social meanings are discussed. Some history on the death penalty is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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