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Death, Society and Human Experience: Death: A Personal Understanding Telecourse Study Guide for Kastenbaum / Edition 9
     

Death, Society and Human Experience: Death: A Personal Understanding Telecourse Study Guide for Kastenbaum / Edition 9

by Robert J. Kastenbaum
 

ISBN-10: 0205513336

ISBN-13: 9780205513338

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This is the landmark book in death education, providing an interdisciplinary approach to understanding death and the dying process. Using case examples and exercises, readers can reflect upon their own experiences with death. Draws upon contributions from the humanities as well as the social and behavioral sciences, such as history

Overview

This is the landmark book in death education, providing an interdisciplinary approach to understanding death and the dying process. Using case examples and exercises, readers can reflect upon their own experiences with death. Draws upon contributions from the humanities as well as the social and behavioral sciences, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts. Shows how individual and societal attitudes subtly influence both how and when we die and how we live with the knowledge of death and loss. Provides a human voice by including stories of real people trying to cope with their own difficult situations. For anyone interested in the subject of death and dying, bereavement, and mourning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205513338
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents


A Note from Robert Kastenbaum
Introduction
Lessons
What Is Death?     1
The Dying Person     9
Facing Mortality     17
The Deathbed     25
Fear of Death and Dying     33
Sudden Death     41
A Child's View of Death     51
Grief and Bereavement     59
Death Rituals     67
The Good Death     75
Biographical Sketches of Interviewees     A-1
Answers to Self-Test Questions     B-1

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