The Buddhist Way of Dying
Ann Chapman, RGON, Nurse Advisor (Public Relations), New Zealand Nurses Association
Reference: Clare, J. (1991). The Buddhist Way of Dying. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 6(2) 23-26.
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.