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The Buddhist Way of Dying
Ann Chapman, RGON, Nurse Advisor (Public Relations), New Zealand Nurses Association
The origins of this paper can be traced back to the time of the death of my younger brother from a brain tumour at the age of thirty. I felt at the time of his death that professionally, and in the context of other deaths, it was a very easy death. I wondered why a young man with a size year old son and a loving wife accepted his death so readily, and why the process was so calm and peaceful. My brother was a Buddhist lay preacher. His given name was Paul. His Buddhist name was Padmasiddhi.
Reference: Clare, J. (1991). The Buddhist Way of Dying Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 6(2) 23-26