The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

by Robert C. Salinas, Dana Cassell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816053766

ISBN-13: 9780816053766

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Aimed at a general readership and billed by the editors (a professional nonfiction editor and two professors from the U. of Oklahoma College of Medicine) as a "primer for any discourse on end- of-life care," this encyclopedia contains some 500 alphabetical entries that explain medical, social, religious, and legal concepts related to the process of dying and coping

Overview

Aimed at a general readership and billed by the editors (a professional nonfiction editor and two professors from the U. of Oklahoma College of Medicine) as a "primer for any discourse on end- of-life care," this encyclopedia contains some 500 alphabetical entries that explain medical, social, religious, and legal concepts related to the process of dying and coping with death. Coverage is relatively broad and eclectic, including entries on (for example "Confucianism and death," "capital punishment," the "Funeral Service Consumer Assistance Program," "miscarriage," "reincarnation," "survivor guilt," and "Victorian mourning dress." Included in the appendices are a sample Advanced Care Plan document; a directory of organizations, groups, and museums; a sample death certificate; an end-of-life planning checklist; and a bibliography for further research. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816053766
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Library of Health and Living
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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