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Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement

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ISBN-10: 0495810185

ISBN-13: 9780495810186

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Michael R. Leming, George E. Dickinson

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List price: $287.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Michael R. Leming is professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at St. Olaf College in Minnesota and co-director of the college's Spring Semester in Thailand program. He holds degrees from Westmont College (B.A.), Marquette University (M.A.), and the University of Utah (Ph.D.). He has completed additional graduate study at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Leming was the founder and former director of the St. Olaf College Social Research Center, a former member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Coalition of Terminal Care and the Northfield AIDS Response, and has served as a hospice educator, volunteer, and grief counselor. He is the author of numerous articles…    

George E. Dickinson is professor of sociology at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He holds degrees from Baylor University (B.A. in biology and M.A. in sociology) and Louisiana State University (Ph.D. in sociology). He has completed postdoctoral studies in gerontology at Pennsylvania State University, in thanatology at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, and in medical sociology at the University of Connecticut. He was Visiting Research Fellow in palliative medicine at the University of Sheffield's School of Medicine in England in 1999, the International Observatory on End of Life Care in the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University in England in 2006, and…    

Studying Dying, Death, and Bereavement
The American Experience of Death
Growing Up with Death
Perspectives on Death and Life After Death
The Dying Process
Living with Dying
Dying in the American Health-Care System
Biomedical Issues and Euthanasia
Suicide
Diversity in Death Rituals
The Business of Dying
The Legal Aspects of Dying
Coping with Loss
Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle
References
Index
Credits