Introductive Case Study: "My Health is Excellent but I am Dying"

September 1, 2013


  • Kate de Medeiros

The article presents an introductive case study discussing an 89-year old woman's experience with aging, particularly commenting on her individual perceptions of the meaning of successful aging. She addresses her serious health concerns, as well as notes the distinction between psychological health and physical health. Other topics explored include the impact of medical conditions on the woman's ability to live normally, her focus on being alive and having something to live for, and the religious aspects of suffering.

Recherches Sociologiques et Anthropologiques, 44 (1), 9-10. doi: 10.4000/rsa.902

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  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Religion/Spirituality