Death and Dying Life and Living

ISBN-10: 0534576605
ISBN-13: 9780534576608
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
List price: $133.95
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Description: Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps students 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $133.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 696
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps students 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. In addition, the text discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that impact individuals' 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. Part One: LEARNING ABOUT DEATH, DYING, AND BEREAVEMENT. 1. Education About Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Part Two: DEATH. 2. Changing Encounters with Death. 3. Changing Attitudes toward Death. 4. Death--Related Practices and the American Death System. 5. Cultural Differences and Death. Part Three: DYING. 6. Coping with Dying. 7. Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help. 8. Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help. Part Four: BEREAVEMENT. 9. Coping with Loss and Grief. 10. Coping with Loss and Grief: How Individuals Can Help. 11. Coping with Loss and Grief: Funeral Practices and Other Ways Communities Can Help. Part Five: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES. 12. Children. 13. Adolescents. 14. Adults. 15. The Elderly. Part Six: LEGAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND MORAL ISSUES. 16. Legal Issues. 17. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 18. Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Intentionally Ending a Human Life. 19. The Meaning of Place of Death in Life. Part Seven: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 20. HIV Infection and AIDS. Epilogue: Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life. Appendix A: Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions. Appendix B: Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions.

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