Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170--179

Human death: A concept analysis study


Haleh Jafari1, Mohammad Ali Cheraghi2, Shahzad Pashaeypoor3, Akram Sadat Hoseini4 
1 Department of Medical-Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Spiritual Health Group, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Community Health and Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Research Center of Quran, Hadith and Medicine, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Akram Sadat Hoseini
Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Research Center of Quran, Hadith and Medicine, Tehran
Iran

Context: Death is always considered as one of the major concerns of humankind. In spite of the diverse believes about the concept of death which are heavily influenced by the culture and traditions of societies, there are also commonalities regarding it. Aims: The aim of this study was to analyze the concept of human death by Walker and Avant concept analysis method. Setting and Design: This is a concept analysis and library study. Materials and Methods: To clarify the concept of death, the internet search of the Persian and English words death, dying ‘dying patient, concept analysis and Walker and Avant was done in SAGE, PubMed, Medline, Google scholar, science direct, and Scopus databases and the related articles and book about death were reviewed. In the present study, it was attempted to extract the commonalities of death and clarify this concept further. To clarify the concept of death, the Walker and Avant model was used. Statistical Analysis Used: No statistical methods were used in this study. Results: The findings reveal that death is a metaphysical phenomenon with features such as a part of life from the beginning of creation; an ambiguous and sometimes horrific truth; too far; too close; certain and inevitable truth; universal for all beings; a necessity for excellence; divine blessing for man; passage to another world and irreversible. Conclusions: It seems that this concept requires more and more research, and deeper knowledge and appreciation regarding it can lead to more positive and logical attitudes toward it.


How to cite this article:
Jafari H, Cheraghi MA, Pashaeypoor S, Sadat Hoseini A. Human death: A concept analysis study.J Nurs Midwifery Sci 2020;7:170-179


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Jafari H, Cheraghi MA, Pashaeypoor S, Sadat Hoseini A. Human death: A concept analysis study. J Nurs Midwifery Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Jan 27 ];7:170-179
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