This informative anthology helps provide an understanding of dying,death,and bereavement that will assist individuals in better coping with their own death and the death of others. These timely articles range from personal accounts to scientific and philosophical perspectives.
UNIT 1. The American Way of Dying and Death
1. The Facts of Death, Brad Edmondson, American Demographics, April 1997.
2. Dealing with Death: A Culture in Denial, Stacey McArthur, Indianapolis Star, October 5, 1997.
3. A Look at How Kentuckians in Knox County Once Treated the Dead, David R. Helton, Kentucky Explorer, April 1997.
4. Death Be Not Painful, Adam Marcus, Johns Hopkins Magazine, September 1997.
5. At Your Disposal: The Funeral Industry Prepares for Boom Times, Judith Newman, Harper's, November 1997.
6. The Death Poetry of Emily Dickinson, William Cooney, Omega, Volume 37, Number 3, 1998.
7. Putting Death on Ice, Clint O'Connor, Plain Dealer, June 15, 1997.
8. Is It Time to Abandon Brain Death?, Robert D. Truog, Hastings Center Report, January/February 1997.
UNIT 2. Developmental Aspects of Dying and Death
9. Communication among Children, Parents, and Funeral Directors, Daniel J. Schaefer, from Loss, Grief and Care, Haworth Press, Inc., 1988.