APPROPRIATE DEATH

the death a person would choose if given the opportunity - which is heavily influenced by perception. The concept draws attention to the needs and values of individuals in the terminal phase of life. It challenges the assumption that a good death has the same meaning for all people. May also refer to a planned death, for example, in cells or other programmed things.

APPROPRIATE DEATH: "The person considered that in being hung publicly would be an appropriate death for the person who had killed a child."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APPROPRIATE DEATH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/appropriate-death/ (accessed July 10, 2019).
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