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One evening while watching a television interview “Nightline”, Mitch comes to realize the existence of his once favorite lecturer who happens to be the interviewee. It is from this point that Mitch, who stays in Michigan, contacts Morrie, who stays in Massachusetts and promises to pay him a visit.
Right from their first meeting after a long period, Morrie and Mitch found an opportunity to talk much about life. It is during this discussion when Mitch realizes that Morrie had forfeited his favorite hobby, dancing, after contacting ALS. From this point, Mitch is seen as coming to learn more about his life. Mitch notices that maybe he has placed his priorities in the wrong order. Mitch eventually regrets a lot for his failure to contact Morrie for all that period of time. in addition, Mitch is hit hard with the fact that he will not be able to have Morrie around his life now- Morrie will die of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Mitch then promises to pay Morrie a visit every Tuesday to learn more about life, hence the title, Tuesdays with Morrie (Albom, 2010).
Based on the activities around the main characters, a reader can easily grasp a lot from the novel Tuesdays with Morrie. Primarily, the main theme pursued by the author is socialization. That is, how social contacts influence people’s lives. In addition, many readers understand how careers and shortcomings in life, such as diseases (in this case cancer and ALS) may deteriorate relationships between people. The writer uses the main characters Mitch and Morrie to convey his message to the readers.
ALS is a neurological disease, which affects the brain and the spinal cord by killing neurons and eventually damaging the functionality of the brain. The ALS is a killer disease that at its advanced stages leads to the death of the patient. A lot of discussions and research works have been carried out in trying to understand better
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It normally teaches us how to live, following death of something that was part of us. Furthermore, it prepares us for a conclusion that is dignified, concerning our own life story. The most important thing that we learn from death and dying is that it encourages us to add more life everyday.
The nursing profession is particularly affected by the diverse cultural beliefs concerning death and dying which need to be understood in order to be able to handle patients well. This is so because many patients that come from different cultures tend to believe that the kind of care that they receive must be in line with their cultural beliefs.
However, how people approach death, the pain and the life after death is mainly influenced by the culture, and other spiritual beliefs. In Indian culture, the spiritual aspects influence the thinking about the end-of-life concepts. Thus, in Indian culture or in particularly the majority Hindu culture, death is not only viewed as the end of life but also the beginning of a new cycle.
These negative sensations are induced by innate emotions along with human desires to confront eminent or perceived dangers related to death and dying. In addition, views and perceptions concerning death are attributable to individuals’ emotional status of anxiety, which occurs upon deliberation of its occurrence.
One of the reasons why people attach so much meaning to life is because of the joys and the hope for it that they desire to experience throughout their lives. The belief that one is going to experience continuous joy later in their life is what human beings hope for and this is perhaps what makes them cling to life and fear death.
As such, death and dying have been an underlying issue in science, religion, and fear. Most assuredly, death and dying are stressful aspects to the dying people, the caregivers who have a mandate to prevent humans from dying, and the families of the dying people (American Psychological Association, 2013).
And yet, throughout your history of mankind, both have been the enduring themes of myth and religion, science and magic, curiosity and fear” (What is death?) Nobody can predict what is going to happen at the next moment. Only one thing is sure that every
At the time of writing this article some of the news papers in front of me has lots of reports and storey about how courageously the famous British celebrity Jay Goody embraced death. It is not easy for an average
This is because the patient despite experiencing severe pain may wish to have everything settled in his or her family (Dowbiggin, 2007). Hence, there is a need for delayed death. However, others would wish an abrupt death such that they would not have to