• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Death Perception, Death Preparation and Need for Death Educational Program of the Elderly


The purpose of this study is to provide basic data for developing a suitable program suitable for the elderly’s requirements. The subjects of this study were 99 elderly people out of 100 who participated in the Well-Dying program conducted by the hospice center in S city in Kyunggi-province. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS version 17.0 for Windows. 84.7% of the total subjects wanted to have natural death. 41.8% responded they wanted to be with their children most when faced death. 61.7% wanted to pass away at home and prepared cemetery the most, which accounts for 18.2%. Cremation ranked the highest portion amounting to 63.3% than burial. 58.1% have never heard of death educational program and 67% thought to need death educational program. As investigated in the studies on death perception, death preparation and need for death educational program, various results were presented according to subjects characteristics.
Keywords: Death Perception, Death Preparation, Education, Need 


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