Death and the Quest for Meaning: Essays in Honor of Herman Feifel / Edition 1

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Essays in tribute to pioneering researcher Herman Feifel cover all aspects of thanatology, the study of death and dying and the care of the dying and bereaved. Topics include the role of the caregiver, the process of grief, religious and spiritual perspectives, how children cope with death, and assisted death. Of interest to social workers, nurses, psychotherapists, physicians, clergy, and educators. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700148
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Personal Memoir of Herman Feifel
1 Death Attitudes in Contemporary Perspective 3
2 Death, Technology, and Gender in Postmodern American Society 31
3 Hospice's Path to the Future 57
4 Judaism's Import for End-of-Life Issues 79
5 Modernist Attitudes toward Death 109
6 Quality of Life in Patients with Life-Threatening Illness 137
7 Helping People Die 153
8 From the Very First Patient to the Very Last: Soul Pain, Aesthetic Distance, and the Training of Physicians 163
9 Children, Adolescents, and Death 193
10 Children and Questions about Death 217
11 The Quest for Meaning in Illness, Dying, Death, and Bereavement 241
12 Vicarious Bereavement 257
13 Ambiguity in Aging 277
14 Horrendous Death 301
15 Death, Society, and the Quest for Immortality 329
16 The Knowledge of Death as a Stimulus to Creativity 345
17 What Is the Future of Death? 361
Herman Feifel - Then and Now 381
App Highlights of Herman Feifel's Career 383
Print Bibliography of Herman Feifel 389
Credits 397
Index 399
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