Have you ever known anyone to go through a death experience (either their own or someone close to them) who has exhibited any of these stages? Do you think a person must go through all of these stages to come to a point of acceptance? Is it possible to skip a stage? What might happen to a person if they did that?
4. What is hospice or palliative care? When did these advances first begin to appear, and what have been both the positive and negatives aspects of hospice and palliative care? How does hospice and palliative care attempt to address issues like pain management, family involvement in caregiving at the end of life and a decision about treatment options for terminal illnesses?