I have spoke about a good death before. You can click on the underlined words to read that article. Today, I want to place emphasis on the idea of a good death.
This phrase, “A good death,” is heard in hospice. A death with the least pain and the most alertness is what a good death refers. When someone is dying, comfort and alertness are very important to maintain. Without either, death can be painful and that alone can shut the door to communication with family.
When there is no cure and dying is eminent, the remaining quality of life is the priority. To have the least amount of pain and the greatest amount of alertness when the end comes is a good death. This is a priority goal in Hospice.