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acceptance

ac·cept·ance

/akˈseptəns/

Noun

1. The act of being received as adequate. 2. One of the five stages of death and dying created by medical ethicist Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. This final stage comes with peace and understanding of the death that is approaching. Generally, the patient will want to be left alone. Additionally, feelings and physical pain may be non-existent. This stage has also been described as the end of the dying struggle.