Dying, Death and Bereavement / Edition 4

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Dying, Death, and Bereavement, Fourth Edition, is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. The book is interdisciplinary and eclectic - medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, and artistic. Demographic matters of dying, death, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered, but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under thanatology receive thorough consideration in certain chapters. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material.
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A concise but comprehensive interdisciplinary survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying, for use either as the principal text in a one-semester course on the topic or as a supplementary textbook in other courses. This revised edition (2nd ed., 1991) includes recent material on moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia; the widespread problems of AIDS and other deadly diseases; the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and the resumption of capital punishment in may states. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805835038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 408
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Mortality and Thanatology 3
Pt. II Causes and Circumstances of Death 35
2 Aging, Disease, and Starvation 37
3 Accidental Death and Suicide 67
4 Homicide and War 93
Pt. III Cultural Beliefs and Customs 123
5 Funerary Rituals and Religion 125
6 The Arts and Philosophy 161
7 Legal Practices and Issues 187
Pt. IV Human Development and Death 221
8 Children and Death 223
9 Death Attitudes, Fears, and Beliefs of Adults 251
Pt. V Dying and Surviving 273
10 The Process of Dying 275
11 Bereavement and Widowhood 301
App. A Representative List of Names and Addresses of Periodicals Concerned With Death and Dying 329
App. B Representative List of Names and Addresses of Organizations Concerned With Death and Dying 333
App. C Representative List of Books on Death and Dying for Children and Adolescents 339
App. D Questionnaires, Inventories, and Scales for Assessing Fears, Anxiety, and Attitudes Toward Death 343
App. E Test on Facts About Dying, Death, and Bereavement 347
Glossary 349
References 363
Author Index 389
Subject Index 395
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