The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying / Edition 10

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Widely recognized as the best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying, seventh edition, has been thoroughly revised to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art coverage of topics in death, dying, and bereavement. Integrating the experiential and the scholarly, as well as the emotional and intellectual dimensions of death studies, this highly regarded textbook combines a solid grounding in theory and research with practical application to students' lives.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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New edition of a basic text surveying attitudes, cross-cultural and historical perspectives, socialization, health care systems, living with life-threatening illness, funerals and body disposition, the experience of loss, death in children's lives, medical ethics, the law, suicide, and concepts of immortality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078035463
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 154,142
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

PrefacePrologueChapter 1 - Attitudes Toward Death: A Climate of ChangeChapter 2 - Learning About Death:Socialization Chapter 3 - Perspectives on Death: Historical and Cultural Chapter 4 - Death Systems: Mortality and SocietyChapter 5 - Health Care: Patients, Staff, and Institutions Chapter 6 - End-of-Life Issues and Decisions Chapter 7 - Facing Death: Living with Life-Threatening Illness Chapter 8 - Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition Chapter 9 - Survivors: Understanding the Experience of Loss Chapter 10 - Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents Chapter 11 - Death in the Lives of Adults Chapter 12 - Suicide Chapter 13 - Risks, Perils,and TraumaticDeathChapter 14 - Beyond Death / After Life Chapter 15 - The Path Ahead: Personal and Social ChoicesEpilogueNotesCredits and Sources Name Index Subject Index

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