A Meaningful Death as a Function of a Meaningful Life: An Integrity Model Perspective

  • Nedra R. Lander, Ph.D. University of Ottawa
  • Danielle Nahon, Ph.D. University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Abstract

Life is a process and journey whose end point is death. Without our personal values, we are undefined, fearful, and stressed. This theoretical and clinically-based paper provides an Integrity model perspective of living well and dying well. Evolving from Mowrer’s (1953, 1964) work, the Integrity model (Lander & Nahon, 1992, 2005) examines the value structures within the multiple facets of life, and whether they provide a sense of meaning or a profound sense of meaninglessness for individuals in despair, including those facing end of life issues, or who are in the throes of death anxiety to the point of terror.
How to Cite
LANDER, Nedra R.; NAHON, Danielle. A Meaningful Death as a Function of a Meaningful Life: An Integrity Model Perspective. International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, dec. 2010. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <http://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/161>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.