Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying

ISBN-10: 0072920963
ISBN-13: 9780072920963
Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This is an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying and bereavement. It includes discussions of ethical principles, informed consent to treatment, financial planning and caregiver-patient relationships.

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List price: $117.81
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This is an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying and bereavement. It includes discussions of ethical principles, informed consent to treatment, financial planning and caregiver-patient relationships.

Student learning is the focus of Angela Lumpkin's approach to teaching. She first seeks to learn who her students are and what they know so that she and her students can work together to determine what they need to know and be able to do. This instructional approach has enabled her to help students effectively explore the fields of physical education, exercise science, and sport studies through the variety of course she had taught from history and philosophy of physical education and sport to sport management. Dr. Lumpkin began her career at the University of North Carolina in 1974 where she advanced to become the first female in the Department of Physical Education to become a full professor. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arkansas and her Ph.D. in sport history is from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lumpkin also has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lumpkin has held leadership positions in the North Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAHPERD), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and many other professional organizations. She is the author of seven books including Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, fifth edition, and has written numerous refereed articles and made over 100 professional presentations.Stephen L. Harris is Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where he served ten years as department chair. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, his publications include Understanding the Bible (8th edition, 2011); The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (with Robert Platzner); Classical Mythology: Images and Insights (with Gloria Platzner); Exploring the Bible; and Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, a survey of volcanic hazards on the U.S. Pacific Coast; and for National Geographic Books, Restless Earth, a study of global earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. He contributed the chapter on “Archaeology and Volcanism” to the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (Academic Press, 2000).

Preface
Prologue
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
Learning About Death: The Influence of Sociocultural Forces
A Mature Concept of Death
Development of the Understanding of Death
Sociocultural Influences on Our Understanding of Death
Theoretical Perspectives on Society and Culture
Death in Contemporary Multicultural Societies
The Mature Concept of Death Revisited
Further Readings
Perspectives on Death: Cross-Cultural and Historical
Early, Primitive, and Traditional Cultures
Western Culture
Cultural Case Studies
Rediscovering the Commemoration of Death
Further Readings
Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions
Modern Health Care
Care of the Dying
Elder Care
Trauma and Emergency Care
Caregiver Stress
Being with Someone Who Is Dying
Further Readings
Death Systems: Matters of Public Policy
Defining Death
Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
Medical Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Example
Death Certification
The Coroner and the Medical Examiner
Autopsies
The Impact of the Death System
Further Readings
Facing Death: Living with Life-Threatening Illness
Personal and Social Meanings of Life-Threatening Illness
Coping with Life-Threatening Illness
Treatment Options and Issues
The Dying Trajectory
The Social Role of the Dying Patient
Further Readings
End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
Principles of Medical Ethics
Informed Consent to Treatment
The Caregiver-Patient Relationship
Choosing Death
Advance Directives
Wills and Inheritance
Probate
Insurance and Death Benefits
Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
Further Readings
Survivors: Understanding the Experience of Loss
Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
The Experience of Grief
Models of Grief
Variables Influencing Grief
Support for the Bereaved
Bereavement as an Opportunity for Growth
Further Readings
Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition
Psychosocial Aspects of Last Rites
Funerals in the United States
Selecting Funeral Services
Body Disposition
Making Meaningful Choices
Further Readings
Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
Early Childhood Encounters with Death
Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Children as Survivors of a Close Death
Support Groups for Children
Helping Children Cope with Change and Loss
Further Readings
Death in the Lives of Adults
Parental Bereavement
Death of a Parent
Spousal Bereavement
Death of a Friend
Aging and the Aged
Further Readings
Suicide
Comprehending Suicide
Explanatory Theories of Suicide
Some Types of Suicide
Risk Factors Influencing Suicide
Lifespan Perspectives on Suicide
Contemplating Suicide
Suicide Notes
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
Helping a Person Who Is in Suicidal Crisis
Further Readings
Risks of Death in the Modern World
Risk Taking
Accidents
Disasters
Violence
War
Terrorism
AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases
Coping with Risks
Further Readings
Beyond Death / After Life
Traditional Concepts About Life After Death
Jewish Beliefs About Death and Resurrection
Classical Greek Concepts of Immortality
Christian Beliefs About the Afterlife
The Afterlife in Islamic Tradition
Death and Immortality in Asian Religions
Secular Concepts of Immortality
Near-Death Experiences: At the Threshold of Death
Death Themes in Dreams and Psychedelic Experiences
Beliefs About Death: A Wall or a Door?
Further Readings
The Path Ahead: Personal and Social Choices
The Value of Exploring Death and Dying
New Directions in Death Education
Death in the Future
Living with Death and Dying
Postscript and Farewell
Further Readings
Epilogue
Notes
Credits and Sources
Name Index
Subject Index

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