FREE BMS Sociology Death and Dying Questions and Answers

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the process through which the shape of the eye's lens changes to focus on or away from the retina

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Accommodation is a crucial function of the eye that allows us to see clearly at various distances.

a 5- to 6-minute period following somatic death in which life may be revived.

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are cultural or religious practices and ceremonies that surround the process of dying and the after-death arrangements.

Loss of life is referred to as being unfair when

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it is a strong feeling of displeasure or hostility that arises in response to perceived threats, frustrations, or injustices.

Japanese for "explosion-affected," first used to characterize those who survived the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic blasts, but now more generally used to represent widespread fear of total annihilation.

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The hibakusha endured various health problems, including acute radiation sickness, burns, cancer, and other radiation-related illnesses.

When was the "Death with Dignity Act" first put into effect in Oregon?

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The Act allows terminally ill, mentally competent adults with a prognosis of six months or less to live to request a prescription for life-ending medications from their physicians.

People's initial response to the idea of "death" is

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Denial is a psychological defense mechanism in which an individual refuses to accept or acknowledge a reality or truth, often to avoid experiencing uncomfortable emotions or thoughts.

A notice of death, such as one published in a newspaper, typically accompanied by a brief biography of the deceased

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Obituary is a way to remember and honor their life.

Traditional Japanese era when ancestors' spirits are guided by special dances and candle lighting

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The O-Bon festival is based on the Buddhist belief in the "Bon Odori," which holds that the spirits of the deceased return to visit their living relatives during this time.

Thanatology is the theory of

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"Dying with dignity" is a concept that emphasizes a person's right to have control over the end-of-life decisions and the manner in which they approach death.

appraisal of other cultures using preconceived notions derived from one's own norms and customs.

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Ethnocentrism is a sociological and psychological concept that refers to the tendency of individuals or groups to judge and evaluate other cultures, practices, and beliefs based on the standards of their own culture.

many avid viewers of violent television shows have the impression that the world is more dangerous and violent than statistics and facts support.

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The Mean World Syndrome is often associated with the cultivation theory, which suggests that long-term exposure to media messages can shape individuals' perceptions of reality.

the dread and uncertainty of dying. increases with aging. More worried than men are women. Cultural differences.

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Death anxiety, also known as thanatophobia, is a psychological term that refers to the fear or apprehension surrounding one's mortality and the concept of death.

measurements of the body's most fundamental processes that are helpful in identifying or keeping track of medical issues.

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They are typically measured and monitored in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and emergency situations.

a religious practice based on the conviction that departed family members still exist, are interested in world events, and have the power to affect the fortune of the living

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Ancestor worship is a religious or cultural practice in which individuals or communities venerate and pay respect to their deceased ancestors.

traditions and conduct that have cultural significance in the latter stages of life

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These rituals are a way for societies and individuals to cope with the profound loss and existential questions that death brings.

a plan that specified standards for figuring out when someone has passed away.

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The Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) is a model law created by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in the United States.

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