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Read the following case studies. They are accounts of deaths which take place in different settings. They have been chosen as examples of different deaths and point up some of the complexities which might exist at the time of death. You may be interested to note that they are all based on actual deaths. One of the course testers thought the accounts would be helpful to students who had limited involvement with death and dying since they gave insight into different types and settings of death.
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