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

  • Nedra R. Lander, PhD School of Psychology & Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Danielle Nahon, PhD Faculty of Medicine, University of 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. The Integrity model (Lander & Nahon, 1992, 2005; Mowrer, 1953, 1964) examines the values structures within the multiple facets of our lives, and whether or not they provide a sense of a life of meaning or a profound sense of meaninglessness for individuals in despair, including those grappling with end of life issues—either through suicide or through natural causes.


Published
Jul 1, 2012
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. 4, n. 1, p. 15, july 2012. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <http://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/190>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.