On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying
What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families

by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 041546398X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work forty years ago, are now part of our common understanding of bereavement. The five stages were first identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her work with dying patients at the University of Chicago and were considered phases that all or most people went through, when faced with the prospect of their own death. They are now often accepted as a response to any major life change. However, in spite of these terms being in general use, the subject of death is still surrounded by conventional attitudes and reticence that offer only fragile comfort because they evade the real issues. This groundbreaking book is still relevant – giving a voice to dying people and exploring what impending death means to them, often in their own words. People speak about their experience of dying, their relief in expressing their fear and anger and being able to move forward to a state of acceptance and peace. Ideal for all those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief, this book contains a new extended introduction from Professor Allan Kellehear. This additional chapter re-examines On Death and Dyinglooking at how it has influenced contemporary thought and practice.

Handbook of Death and Dying

Handbook of Death and Dying
A Book

by Clifton D. Bryant

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 1088
  • ISBN : 0761925147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"More than 100 scholars contributed to this carefully researched, well-organized, informative, and multi-disciplinary source on death studies. Volume 1, "The Presence of Death," examines the cultural, historical, and societal frameworks of death, such asthe universal fear of death, spirituality and varioius religions, the legal definition of death, suicide, and capital punishment. Volume 2, "The Response to Death," covers such topics as rites and ceremonies, grief and bereavement, and legal matters after death."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Reader

by Sarah Earle,Carol Komaromy,Caroline Bartholomew

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Release : 2008-12-01
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1847875106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book draws together a range of both classic and newly commissioned pieces on the multidisciplinary study of death and dying. Organized into five parts, the book begins with a general exploration of the meaning of death, before moving on to consider caring at the end-of-life. Further readings explore the moral and ethical dilemmas in the context of death and dying. The fourth part of the book examines the issue of grief and ritual after death. The final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching the field of death and dying.

On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying
A Book

by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0415040159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although most areas of human experience are nowadays discussed freely and openly, the subject of death is still surrounded by conventional attitudes and reticence that offer only fragile comfort because they evade the real issues. The dying may thus be denied the opportunity of sharing their feelings and discussing their needs with family, friends, or hospital staff. Although receiving devoted medical care, a dying patient is often socially isolated and avoided, since professional staff and students can find contact painful and embarrasing. Aware of the strains imposed on all sides by this situation, Dr Kubler-Ross established a seminar at the University of Chicago to consider the implications of terminal illness for patients and for those involved in their care. Patients invited to talk about their experience often found great relief in expressing their fear and anger and were able to move towards a state of acceptance and peace. The seminar, initially composed of students of medicine, sociology, psychology, and theology, but later joined by hospital staff and relatives of patients, enabled many members to come to terms with their own feelings and to respond constructi to what the patients had to teach them.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Book

by Sudhir Kakar

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9351187977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination. In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues raised by the inevitable ending to life. The range is wide: from the dread that accompanies all notions of mortality to the objective evidence for the existence of an afterlife; from an exploration of the spiritual dimensions of mourning to analyses of how death was perceived and interpreted by geniuses like John Keats, Rabindranath Tagore and Carl Jung. Utterly compelling, these essays prompt us to question our fears and notions of death while enabling us to perceive this phenomenon with greater understanding and intelligence.

The Truth about Death and Dying

The Truth about Death and Dying
A Book

by Karen Meyers,Robert N. Golden,Fred Peterson

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 143812581X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers clear and concise information and covers the many issues, feelings, and processes that relate to death and dying.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
End-of-life Controversies

by Sandra M. Alters

  • Publisher : Information Plus
  • Release : 2008-10
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9781414407487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains studies, surveys, and statistics on issues related to death and dying, covering ethical considerations, seriously ill children, advance directives, health care costs, and other topics.

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Dying, Death, and Bereavement
A Book

by Lewis R. Aiken

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 0805835032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under "thanatology" receive thorough consideration. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material. This fourth edition features material on: * moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia; * the widespread problem of AIDS and other deadly diseases; * the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and * the resumption of capital punishment in many states. The book's enhanced multicultural tone reflects the increased economic, social, and physical interdependency among the nations of the world. Topics receiving increased attention in the fourth edition are: terror management; attitudes and practices concerning death; cross-cultural concepts of afterlife; gallows humor, out-of-body experiences; spiritualism; mass suicide; pet and romantic death; euthanasia; right to die; postbereavement depression; firearm deaths in children; children's understanding of death; child, adolescent, adult, and physician-assisted suicide; religious customs and death; confronting death; legal issues in death, dying and bereavement; death education; death music; creativity and death; longevity; broken heart phenomenon; beliefs in life after death; new definitions of death; children's acceptance of a parent's death; terminal illness; and the politics of death and dying.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Book

by Lauri S. Scherer

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2014-04-14
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0737769378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays explores issues related to death and dying. Each essay takes a pro or con stance on each topic, so that readers benefit from more than one thoughtful viewpoint. Readers will explore end-of-life care, and the economics and end-of-life care decisions. They will evaluate government involvement, and the rights of terminally ill people. Hospice care, and the relationship between technology and life spans are also debated.

Perspectives on Death and Dying

Perspectives on Death and Dying
A Book

by June L. Leishman

  • Publisher : M&K Update Ltd
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1907830219
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the past, most people encountered death at a relatively young age. Dying relatives were cared for at home, and mortality rates were higher. Today, there is much less familiarity with death, which increasingly takes place in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes. This wide-ranging and enlightening book offers an exploration of death and dying as human conditions that impact on the individual, their significant others and those involved with their care and well-being. It is aimed at medical and healthcare staff, social workers and counsellors, as well as social sciences and health psychology students, professional health and social care educationalists, and anyone with an interest in this topic. Drawing on aspects of social anthropology, history, and the social and behavioural sciences, the book examines the customs, attitudes and beliefs surrounding death and dying. Emphasis is placed on the unique experience of death for each individual, and the book highlights the challenges faced by those who work with people who are dying or those who have experienced loss through death. In addition, each chapter ends with some reflective questions that allow the reader to consider certain issues at a more personal level.

Religion, Death, and Dying

Religion, Death, and Dying
A Book

by Lucy Bregman

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780313351792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death & Dying, Life & Living

Death & Dying, Life & Living
A Book

by Charles A. Corr,Donna M. Corr,Kenneth J. Doka

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 133767057X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate 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 chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement
A Book

by Michael R. Leming,George E. Dickinson

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1305537610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in theory and research, while also providing useful information to help individuals examine their own feelings about-and cope with-death and grieving. The well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Death and Dying

Teaching Death and Dying
A Book

by Christopher M. Moreman

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 0195335228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The academic study of death rose to prominence during the 1960s. Courses on some aspect of death and dying can now be found at most institutions of higher learning. These courses tend to stress the psycho-social aspects of grief and bereavement, however, ignoring the religious elements inherent to the subject. This collection is the first to address the teaching of courses on death and dying from a religious-studies perspective. The book is divided into seven sections. The hope is that this volume will not only assist teachers in religious studies departments to prepare to teach unfamiliar and emotionally charged material, but also help to unify a field that is now widely scattered across several disciplines.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Book

by Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0791097994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines death and dying in literary works ranging from the poetry of Emily Dickinson to Elie Wiesel's "Night."

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
The Universal Experiences

by Dana G. Cable

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death and Dying

Death and Dying
Opposing Viewpoints

by Paul A. Winters

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers opposing thoughts on the controversial aspects of death

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Book

by Jean McBee Knox

  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9780791059869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses that great mystery, death, as perceived through the ages; dying with dignity; the dimensions of grief; and the quest for immortality.

Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Book

by Diane Andrews Henningfeld

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2010-07-16
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0737754559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a collection of twenty-three essays that examines viewpoints on death and dying from around the world. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide. Readers will evaluate the influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions, and rituals surrounding death. They will also learn about funeral practices throughout the world. Essay sources include Open Society Institute, A.P. Online, New Vision, Hiroko Nakata, Francesca Crippa Floriani, JoAnne M. Youngblut, and Dorothy Brooten.

Psychology of Death and Dying

Psychology of Death and Dying
A Book

by John C. Morgan,Richard L. Morgan

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2006-04-01
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 1597524050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sooner or later each one of us faces death, our own or others we care about. And yet, few take time beforehand to think about these endings, and in the process may lose the wisdom of the ages that comes after facing death. Perhaps this explains why when Plato was asked to summarize his philosophy he reportedly said: Practice dying. He understood that dying is what each one of us does throughout our lives, whether it is leaving home the first time to go to school or departing from this planet when our lives end. If we learn how to die--to let go and get our egos out of the way--we will have gained wisdom about how best to live. This brief yet comprehensive book deals not only with the philosophical and psychological meaning of death but its practical implications for our lives. Written by two brothers who have taught philosophy, ethics, psychology, and religion at community colleges and four-year private colleges, this book can be used in many learning situations, whether part of courses in philosophy, ethics, psychology, or counseling; or for short-term workshops or continuing education courses for students in human services, health care, social work, or any of the helping professions.