The Amish Way of Death

A Study of Family Support Systems
  • Kathleen B. Bryer
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The meaning of death has been a central human concern since the beginning of time. Societal issues change, and with these changes come demands for new approaches to the problems associated with a rapidly changing world. But the basic concern of people throughout history has been the concept of their own mortality. Becker2 stated that “the fear of death is natural and present in everyone, that it is the basic fear that influences all others, a fear from which no one is immune, no matter how disguised it may be” (p. 15).


Amish Family Amish People Death Anxiety Bereave Family Massive Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen B. Bryer
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  1. 1.West End Medical CenterLancasterUSA

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