Death, Society and Human Experience

ISBN-10: 0205863515

ISBN-13: 9780205863518

Edition: 11th 2012

Authors: Robert J. Kastenbaum

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Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society.  This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss.   Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market.  This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers should be able to:Understand the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of societySee how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, and how we dieLearn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice (palliative care).Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlifeNote:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863515 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863518
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List price: $164.27
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/27/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

As We Think About Death
What is Death?
the Death System
Chapter Dying
Hospice and Palliative Care
End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
Violent Death: Murder, Terrorism, Genocide, Disaster, and Accident
Euthanasia, Assisted Death, Abortion, and the Right to Die
As We Think About Death
A History of Death?
Not Thinking About Death: A Failed Experiment
Your Self-Inventory of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Feelings
Some Answers - and the Questions They Raise
Man is Mortal: But What Does That Have to DO With Me?
Anxiety, Denial, and Acceptance: Three Core Concepts
Studies and Theories of Death Anxiety
Major Findings From Self-Reports of Death Anxiety
Theoretical Perspectives on Death Anxiety
Accepting and Denying Death
What is Death?
Ideas About the Nature and Meaning of Death
Death As Observed, Proclaimed, and Imagined
Biomedical Approaches to the Definition of Death
Event Versus State
What Does Death Mean?
Interpretations of the Death State
Conditions That Resemble Death
Death As A Person
Conditions That Death Resembles
The Undead
Death As An Agent of Personal, Political, and Social
The Death System
A World Without Death
Basic Characteristics of the Death System
Components of the Death System
Functions of the Death System
Disasters and the Death System
How Our Death System Has Been Changing-And the "Deathniks" Who Are Making A Difference
Causes of Death: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Basic Terms and Concepts
Chapter Dying
The Moment of Death: Is It Vanishing?
What Is Dying, and When Does It Begin?
Trajectories of Dying: From Beginning to End
Guarded Feelings, Subtle Communications
Individuality and Universality In the Experience of Dying
Theoretical Models of the Dying Process
Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice: A New Flowering From Ancient Roots
Standards of Care For the Terminally Ill
Hospice In Action
Relief of Pain and Suffering
Hospice Access, Decision Making, and Challenges
Dame Cicely Saunder's Reflections On Hospice
End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
From Description to Decision Making
Who Should Participate In End-Of-Life Decisions?
The Living Will and Its Impact
Right-To-Die Decisions That We Can Make
A Right Not to Die? the Cryonics Alternative
Organ Donation
Funeral-Related Decisions
What Do the Statistics Tell Us?
Four Problem Areas
Some Cultural Meanings of Suicide
A Powerful Sociological Theory of Suicide
Some Individual Meanings of Suicide
Facts and Myths About Suicide
Suicide Prevention
Emerging Issues and Challenges
Violent Death: Murder, Terrorism, Genocide, Disaster, and Accident
9/11/01 and Its Consequences
Accident and Disaster
Euthanasia, Assisted Death, Abortion, and the Right to Die
"I Swear By Appollo the Physician": What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath?
Key Terms and Concepts
Our Changing Attitudes Toward A Right to Die
The Right-To-Die Dilemma: Case Examples
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