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good death

an end of life that is in accordance with the dying person’s values and is consistent with his or her wishes with regard to medical and surgical interventions, life-support technology (e.g., ventilation, feeding tube), pain management and alleviation of suffering, location where he or she wants to die (e.g., home, hospice, hospital), and emotional, spiritual, religious, or other available support prior to and during the dying process. See also appropriate death.

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Psychology term of the day

May 26th 2024



n. a test in which the participant, with the eyes open, extends a forefinger and touches the forefingers of the examiner. Knowing the location of the examiner’s fingers, the participant should then be able to touch them with eyes closed. Failure to do so is called past-pointing.