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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

Individual treatment[]

Group treatment[]

Anger in families facing a death[]

The death in the family, particularly of a parent can have a profound efect upon family relationships.


See also[]

  • Anger in palliative care
  • Anger towards staff in palliative care
  • Premature deaths
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