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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care

A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care

(p.131) 8 A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care
A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist perspective that offers a rationale, experiential richness, and understanding in the area of death and dying, explaining the underlying principles of Tibetan Buddhism, which serve as the basis of death and dying practices. It also explores different practices during the various phases of death and evaluates how they can be incorporated into present-day end-of-life care.

Keywords:   Tibetan Buddhism, death, dying, end of life, terminal care

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