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In the Final Analysis: More Wisdom From People Who Have Faced Death

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Article
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Seventeen adults who experienced a life-threatening situation were interviewed to ascertain what they had learned about life from their confrontation with death. Interview questions focused on participants' philosophies of life, their personal regrets, and priorities, and their advice to others. Interviews were analyzed using qualitative grounded theory and discovery-oriented techniques. Among the most common themes, the participants advocated less materialism, more spirituality, and more caring for and serving of others. After their confrontation with death they worried less about mundane issues and became more optimistic about the future of humankind. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Source: 
Journal of Counseling &Development
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Richard T. Kinnier, Nancy E. Tribbensee, Cynthia A. Rose and Susan M. Vaughn
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