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Quality of Living Until Death: A Fusion of Death Awareness into Therapeutic Recreation-Leisure Education
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Death is the one fact of my life which is not relative but absolute, and my awareness of this gives my existence and what I do each hour an absolute quality. (Rollo 1958, p. 49)

This article will explore the linkage of death awareness to the therapeutic recreation profession. More specifically, it will address the relationship of leisure education and death awareness. The potential integration of the two concepts will be explored related to settings that serve individuals and families at risk-those faced with potentially terminal, life-threatening situations.