Chapter 30

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Chapter 30
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2014-01-14 19:15:58
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caring for the dying person
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  1. advance directive
    a document stating a person's wishes about health care when that person cannot make his or her own decisions
  2. autopsy
    the examination of the body after death
  3. post-mortem care
    care of the body after (post) death (mortem)
  4. reincarnation
    the belief that the spirit or soul is reborn in another human body or in another form of life
  5. rigor mortis
    the stiffness or rigidity (rigor) of skeletal muscles that occurs after death (mortis)
  6. terminal illness
    an illness or injury from which the person will not likely recover

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