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The Effects of Gerotranscendental Life-styles on Quality of Life: The Possibility of Combining Gerotranscendental Education Programs for Dying Patients

Meeae Lee 1 Seong-gyu Lee 2 김현란 1

1한세대학교
2서울시립대학교

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ABSTRACT

According to Erikson, gerotranscendence involves the development of effective personality traits andpositive attitudes toward life and death. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of gerotranscendentallife-styles on the quality of life of middle-aged persons in Korea. The results of the analysisshow a positive correlation between gerotranscendental life-styles and quality of life. Thinking about dyingand death and preparing for it seem to be closely related to living well. Medical institutions in Koreathat place too much emphasis on sustaining life may be hindering the dying process. This article arguesthat in order to improve patients’ quality of death, gerotranscendental life-styles should be introducedin the context of educational programs concerning death preparation.

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