by Michael Green, Jennifer Green


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843103813
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2006
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Green is a retired consultant in public health, Wakefield Health Authority. She has also worked in anaesthetics, ophthalmology and general practice. Michael Green is Emeritus Professor of forensic pathology at the University of Sheffield. He was a Home Office pathologist and is now an independent consulting forensic pathologist.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. PART I: Legal and Technical Aspects. 1. Customs and Laws. 2. Medical Certification of Cause of Death. 3. Registration of Death. 4. Coroners and Coroner's Inquiries. 5. Fetal Loss, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Sudden Death in Infancy. 6. The Autopsy and Mortuary Practice. 7. Funeral Direction and Disposal by Burial. 8. Disposal by Cremation. 9. Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. 10. The Law and Practice of Exhumation. 11. Deaths in Major Disasters. PART II: Considerations for the Living, Care of the Dying, and Death with Dignity. 12. Palliative Care. 13. Medico-legal Issues at the End of Life. 14. Last Offices. 15. Bereavement. 16. The Control of Infection in Life and in Death. PART III: Religious, Ethnic and Cultural Aspects of Dying and Death. 17. Christianity and the Sacraments. 18. The Anglican Church (The Church in Wales, the Church in Ireland, the Episcopalian Church in Scotland). 19. The Roman Catholic Church. 20. Free Churches and Other Churches. 21. Jehovah's Witnesses. 22. The Mormon Church. 23. Christian Science. 24. The African-Caribbean Community. 25. Rastafarianism. 26. The Jewish Faith. 27. Buddhism. 28. The Bahá'i Faith. 29. Islam. 30. Hinduism. 31. Sikhism. 32. Zoroastrians (Parsees). 33. The Chinese Community. 34. The Japanese Community. 35. HIV/AIDS. Appendix A. Organisations which may be able to offer help with various aspects of death. Appendix B. Sources of Advice on Forensic Pathology. Appendix C. Further Reading. Subject Index. Author Index.

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