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The final stage of the dying process.
Int J Psychoanal. 1981; 62(Pt 1):45-9.IJ

Abstract

The final stage of the dying process is seen as beginning when the split of mental-self and body-self has taken place in the mind of the dying person. Successfully carried out mourning work gives the dying the final experience of giving up his body and of merging into the fantasy world which becomes highly cathected. When dying, the person creates a new combination of his life's experiences which is more truly representative of the reality in face of impending death. The creative outcome in the analysis of the dying person is a unique relationship of communication. In that communication the fear of death on the most regressive level of the dying process, as fear of losing contact with own fantasies as the last link to life, can get a meaningful resolution by offering the possibility of communicating these fantasies to another person in transference.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7275485

Citation

Hägglund, T B.. "The Final Stage of the Dying Process." The International Journal of Psycho-analysis, vol. 62, no. Pt 1, 1981, pp. 45-9.
Hägglund TB. The final stage of the dying process. Int J Psychoanal. 1981;62(Pt 1):45-9.
Hägglund, T. B. (1981). The final stage of the dying process. The International Journal of Psycho-analysis, 62(Pt 1), 45-9.
Hägglund TB. The Final Stage of the Dying Process. Int J Psychoanal. 1981;62(Pt 1):45-9. PubMed PMID: 7275485.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The final stage of the dying process. A1 - Hägglund,T B, PY - 1981/1/1/pubmed PY - 1981/1/1/medline PY - 1981/1/1/entrez SP - 45 EP - 9 JF - The International journal of psycho-analysis JO - Int J Psychoanal VL - 62 IS - Pt 1 N2 - The final stage of the dying process is seen as beginning when the split of mental-self and body-self has taken place in the mind of the dying person. Successfully carried out mourning work gives the dying the final experience of giving up his body and of merging into the fantasy world which becomes highly cathected. When dying, the person creates a new combination of his life's experiences which is more truly representative of the reality in face of impending death. The creative outcome in the analysis of the dying person is a unique relationship of communication. In that communication the fear of death on the most regressive level of the dying process, as fear of losing contact with own fantasies as the last link to life, can get a meaningful resolution by offering the possibility of communicating these fantasies to another person in transference. SN - 0020-7578 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7275485/The_final_stage_of_the_dying_process_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -