Death and Dying Life and Living

ISBN-10: 049550646X
ISBN-13: 9780495506461
Edition: 6th 2009
List price: $193.95
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Description: Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps you learn to cope with encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping,  More...

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Book details

List price: $193.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps you learn to cope with encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. The text discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect peoples understandings and practices associated with such encounters. The book also offers practical guidelines for constructive communication designed to encourage productive living in the face of death.

Prologue: The Horse on the Dining-Room Table
Learning About Death, Dying, And Bereavement
Education About Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Death
Changing Encounters with Death
Changing Attitudes toward Death
Death--Related Practices and the American Death System
Cultural Differences and Death
Dying
Coping with Dying
Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help
Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help
Bereavement
Coping with Loss and Grief
Coping with Loss and Grief: How Individuals Can Help
Coping with Loss and Grief: Funeral Practices and Other Ways Communities Can Help
Developmental Perspectives
Children
Adolescents
Adults
The Elderly
Legal, Conceptual, And Moral Issues
Legal Issues
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Intentionally Ending a Human Life
The Meaning of Place of Death in Life
New Challenges And Opportunities
HIV Infection and AIDS
Epilogue: Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life
Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions
Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions

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