is a cognitive state which occurs to patients with a terminal illness where they actively recognize and realise their mortality. Stages during this process include- attention, denial, resistance and then various protection mechanisms including denial take place.

MIDDLE KNOWLEDGE: "After a patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness, their middle knowledge comes after the active realization of their mortality."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MIDDLE KNOWLEDGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/middle-knowledge/ (accessed September 16, 2021).