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Anger in grief and dying is often seen as a normal reaction to the impending or actual loss.
Anger in the person dying
While some people can face their own death with equanimity others can rage against it. This is particularly true if they unexpectedly receive a terminal diagnosis. This anger can have a number of causes:
- Anger at the unfairness of their condition
- Anger towards medical staff for not doing more to deal with their condition.
- Anger at others people reactions to the news of their death.
- The resurrection of old emnities stirred up in the process of life review
Anger in families facing a death
The death in the family, particularly of a parent can have a profound efect upon family relationships.
- Anger in palliative care
- Anger towards staff in palliative care
- Premature deaths