I need someone to write an article for the public that could be published by an online/print magazine or newspaper, and that addresses the fears and ethical considerations often associated with death and dying issues.
This article should also explain the reasons people may not want to address their fears of death and dying.
Your article must contain the following:
Explain why individuals often have difficulty discussing death and dying issues.
Explain whether you believe the Kubler-Ross Five Stage Model is valuable for understanding and addressing death and dying issues.
Identify one other stage or theory that you believe is valuable in talking about and dealing with adjustment to death.
Discuss the ethical considerations of death and dying issues such as those addressed by hospice and palliative care services based on the right to die pain-free and with dignity.
Make recommendations for dealing with death and dying fears and preparing for end of life.
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