Dying, Death, and Bereavement [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Overview

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: 9781410606143
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/7/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Introduction. Mortality and Thanatology. Part II: Causes and Circumstances of Death. Aging, Disease, and Starvation. Accidental Death and Suicide. Homicide and War. Part III: Cultural Beliefs and Customs. Funerary Rituals and Religion. The Arts and Philosophy. Legal Practices and Issues. Part IV: Human Development and Death. Children and Death. Death Attitudes, Fears, and Beliefs in Adults. Part V: Dying and Surviving. The Process of Dying. Bereavement and Widowhood. Appendices: Representative List of Names and Addresses of Periodicals Concerned With Death and Dying. Representative List of Names and Addresses of Organizations Concerned With Death and Dying. Representative List of Books on Death and Dying for Children and Adolescents. Questionnaires, Inventories, and Scales for Assessing Fears, Anxiety, and Attitudes Toward Death. Test on Facts About Dying, Death, and Bereavement.
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