The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying / Edition 8

The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying / Edition 8

ISBN-10:
0073405469
ISBN-13:
9780073405469
Pub. Date:
07/08/2008
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying / Edition 8

Widely recognized as the best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying, 6th Editionis an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying, and bereavement. No prerequisite courses are necessary for students to appreciate the text's comprehensive treatment, sensitive writing, and unbiased presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073405469
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue, by David Gordon
1. ATTITUDES TOWARD DEATH: A CLIMATE OF CHANGE / Factors Affecting Familiarity with Death / Expressions of Attitudes toward Death / The Present Milieu: Death Attitudes and Awareness / Examining Assumptions / Further Readings
2. PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH: CROSS-CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL / Death in Early and Traditional Cultures / Death and Dying in Western Culture / Four Cultural Case Studies / Rediscovering the Commemoration of Death / Further Readings
3. LEARNING ABOUT DEATH: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIOCULTURAL FORCES / A Mature Concept of Death / Sociocultural Influences on Our Understanding of Death / Death in Contemporary Multicultural Societies / The Mature Concept of Death Revisited / Further Readings
4. HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: PATIENTS, STAFF, AND INSTITUTIONS / Modern Health Care / Care of the Dying / The Patient-Caregiver Relationship / Stress in the Helping Professions / Being with Someone Who Is Dying / Further Readings
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