Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement / Edition 7

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement / Edition 7

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by Michael R. Leming, George E. Dickinson
     
 

This sixth edition updates the 2002 fifth edition and includes updated statistics and discussion of terrorism and of the tsunami of 2004. Leming (sociology, St. Olaf College) and Dickinson (sociology, College of Charleston) multidisciplinary textbook is for undergraduates and students in professional programs. Coverage encompasses the study of death and dying, the… See more details below

Overview

This sixth edition updates the 2002 fifth edition and includes updated statistics and discussion of terrorism and of the tsunami of 2004. Leming (sociology, St. Olaf College) and Dickinson (sociology, College of Charleston) multidisciplinary textbook is for undergraduates and students in professional programs. Coverage encompasses the study of death and dying, the American experience, growing up with death, cultural perspectives including life after death, the dying process, and living with a terminal illness. Further detailed are the American health care system, biomedical issues and euthanasia, suicide, rituals in different cultures, funerals and services, legal aspects, loss, and grieving. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495810186
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
679,691
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Studying Dying, Death, and Bereavement
2.The American Experience of Death
3.Growing Up with Death
4.Perspectives on Death and Life after Death
5.The Dying Process
6.Living with Dying
7.Dying in the American Health-Care System
8.Biomedical Issues and Euthanasia
9.Suicide
10.Diversity in Death Rituals
11.The Business of Dying
12.The Legal Aspects of Dying
13.Coping with Loss
14.Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle.

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