Fear of Dying
Over the decades in my various roles from first responder to clergy, I have been present at over 500 deaths. There are individuals who do not want to talk about death let alone share with their loved ones what kind of funeral service they want, including whether burial or cremation. They have a fear of dying. Some depending on their age have never had anyone close to them die. By learning and getting information on death and dying I think it helps with an individual’s fears and emotions.
With the Coronavirus and talk of the number of deaths, this has caused an increase of fear about dying. Death can be fast and instant. A few examples are: heart attack, suicide, getting hit by a vehicle or in an accident. Death can also be slow and gradual. Examples of a gradual death can be: in old age the body wears out and dies (natural death); one dies from a disease that the doctor cannot treat; or an individual decides not to continue treatment and dies.
Knowledge of the end of life/dying process will provide a helpful and meaningful experience as a loved one continues on his or her journey at the end of life.
As an expert, I teach end of life. One of my many presentations is called: What to Expect at End of Life: Signs, Symptoms, & Changes. Confronting this uncomfortable topic now could help you and your loved one in the future.
Jeff Long, as an end of life coach, guides individuals and families struggling with grief and end of life issues by giving support, comfort, and resources so they can stay grounded and not feel alone. To learn more visit life-decisions.com.