Dying, Death, and Bereavement: A Challenge for Living, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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In this multidisciplinary guide on the important issues surrounding dying and bereavement in today's health care and social environment, the contributions examine the issues of death and dying as a continuum, from death education and care of the dying to grief and bereavement.

Features Include:

  • Personal stories introducing each section
  • New chapter on physical therapy with the dying
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Becky Stepp, BBA, MEd, BS, M, LMSW (Seton Medical Center)
Description: This is a presentation and analysis of the challenges of understanding death and dying.
Purpose: The author states that the purpose of this book is to equip individuals to confront the challenges and circumstances of death, dying, and bereavement.
Audience: This book is beneficial for advanced healthcare practitioners dealing with end-of-life issues.
Features: The book is a collaboration of experienced professionals working in the palliative field. Each chapter features personal stories and concludes with discussion questions for future recommendations.
Assessment: Although this is a second edition, it is difficult to discern significant differences from the prior edition.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826126566
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,296,047
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Inge Baer Corless, RN, PhD, FAAN, a graduate of the Bellevue Schools of Nursing in New York City, attended Hunter College and graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in nursing, the University of Rhode Island with a master's degree in sociology, and from Brown University with a PhD in sociology. As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Dr. Corless did postdoctoral study at the University of California, San Francisco. She has held academic positions at Russell Sage College, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as her current position at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Corless served as program director of St. Peter's Hospice in Albany, NY, and as a short-term consultant for the World Health Organization at the Western Pacific regional office. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Corless has written on hospice, end-of-life care, and HIV disease. Dr. Corless co-edited, with Dr. Mary Pittman, AIDS: Principles, Practices, and Politics, and, with Dr. Barbara Germino and Dr. Pittman, Dying Death, and Bereavement: Theoretical Perspectives and Other Ways of Knowing,. Dr. Corless co-edited, with Zelda Foster, The Hospice Heritage.

Barbara B. Germino, PhD, RN, FAAN, has had an eclectic career in nursing that has included patient care in three major medical centers, a community hospital, a 25-bed hospital on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and in home care; teaching in four university schools of nursing; and research on individual and family responses to life-threatening illness, including interventions to enhance their ability to manage problems and uncertainties, facilitating quality of life. Early work with chronically ill patients, and critical experiences, especially those with people who were dying with cancer, stimulated interests in life-threatening illness and dying. The opportunity to do her doctoral work with Jeanne Quint Benoliel, whose work had inspired her over many years, was a crucial experience. With colleagues in nursing and social work, she developed and teaches an interdisciplinary graduate course in death, dying, and bereavement across the life-span. She is currently Professor at the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds the Carol Ann Beerstecher-Blackwell Chair of Thanatology. She is actively involved with the Carolinas Center for End of Life Care, working on a 3-year project to enhance end-of-life care awareness, knowledge, and delivery across the Carolinas.

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is President of HRET (Hospital Research and Education Trust) and a member of the executive staff of the American Hospital Association. Prior to assuming the leadership of HRET in 1993, she was President and CEO of the California Association of Public Hospitals. Her areas of interest are community health and access to vulnerable populations. She has provided education and training on a range of issues, e.g., program evaluation, substance abuse program development, and community health program implementation. She has over 20 years experience in community-based program planning and design and has developed numerous public policy and legislative proposals to expand access and quality of health care to underserved populations. Mary has served as principal investigator on a number of research and demonstration grants. She is co-chair and founder of the Coalition for Healthier Cities and communities. Besides this book, Dr. Pittman has co-authored AIDS: Principles, Practices and Politics,. She received her master's degree from the University of California - Berkeley in Public Health and City and Regional Planning, and her doctorate from UC-Berkeley in Public Health Administration. She serves on the boards of a number of organizations, as well as on many national advisory committees.

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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by Dame Cicely Saunders

    Introduction by Inge Corless

    Pain by Richard Sabo


    Part One: The Challenge of Understanding Death

    Artists, Deborah Holtorf

  2. Communicating About Death and Dying, Albert Lee Strickland and Lynne Ann DeSpelder
  3. Death Education for Children, Hannelore Wass
  4. Death Education for Adults, Charles A. Corr
  5. Respecting the Spiritual Beliefs of the Dying and Bereaved, Thomas Attig

    Part Two: The Challenge of Dying

    The Struggle to End My Father's Life, Zelda Foster

  6. Dying in the Hospital, Patrice O'Connor
  7. Dying at Home, Barbara B. Germino
  8. Stories of the Living Dying: The Hermes Listener, Paula G. Balber
  9. Symptom Management for the Terminally Ill, Fredrica Preston, Stephanie Tang, and Ruth McCorkle
  10. Hospice and Palliative Care: A Legacy in the Making, Inge Corless and Patrice Nicholas
  11. Regulatory Issues in the Care of Dying, Judi Lund Person
  12. Part Three: The Challenges of Grief and Bereavement

    I Don't Know How to Grieve, Colleen Corcoran

  13. The Bereavement Process: Loss, Grief, and Resolution, Joseph T. Mullan, Leonard I. Pearlin, and Marilyn M. Skaff
  14. Social Support and Mutual Help for the Bereaved, Phyllis R. Silverman
  15. Helping Children During Bereavement, Elizabeth P. Lamers
  16. The Study of Sibling Bereavement Research: An Historical Perspective, Betty Davies
  17. Loss of a Pet, Morris A. Wessel
  18. Part Four: Related Issues

    Take Me Home, Bin Yao

  19. The Role of the Social Worker, Zelda Foster and Kay W. Davidson
  20. Physical Therapists: Palliative Care Competencies, Theresa H. Michel
  21. Thanatology: Its End and Future (with Special Reference to Euthanasia), Larry R. Churchill
  22. The Future of Palliative Care, Derek Doyle
  23. Part Five: In Conclusion

  24. Reprise, Mary A. Pittman
  25. Index

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