Teri, this is an excellent article! As you know, I've lost my mother in law this summer to cancer. The way she died was very important, and that was with dignity and respect, and knowing that she meant so much to all of her loved ones. I think, too, that having the knowledge their life had purpose and meaning has to relate to any person who either is in the process of dying or has the high probability of dying in the near future. As you also know, I am a psychotherapist, and I know firsthand how much this has meant to my clients, such as recently with a client who died from heart complications. She/he really needed to know that her life made a difference before he/she left this world. Just an superb article. I'm glad someone did this research and that you found it!
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel