Religious Attitudes to the Elderly and Death Glossary

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Death
End of life, which can be determined in several ways, but normally when the brain stops functioning
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Heaven
State of being with God after death
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Hell
State of being without God (or with the devil) after death
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Purgatory
Time of spiritual cleansing and preparation for heaven
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Reincarnation
Being born again into another form
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Rebirth
Continuing life in another form
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Ageism
Prejudice and discrimination against the elderly
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Euthanasia
Inducing a painless death, by agreement and with compassion, to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning "good death"
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Life Support Machine
Machine that keeps people alive when they would otherwise die
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Mourning
Period of time in which signs of grief are shown
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Hospice
Special place to which people go to die with dignity
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State of being with God after death

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Heaven

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State of being without God (or with the devil) after death

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Time of spiritual cleansing and preparation for heaven

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Being born again into another form

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