Death, Dying and Bereavement

Death, Dying and Bereavement

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Edited by Donna L. Dickenson, Edited by Malcolm Johnson, Edited by Jeanne Samson Katz

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 24mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0761968571
  • ISBN 13: 9780761968573
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 309,880

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'This second edition, which has also been edited by Samson Katz, utilizes around half of the original text, of which a significant portions has been revised and updated. The remainder comprises new material reflecting both the changes in attitudes generally towards death and dying, and also designed to meet the needs of students undertaking the revised curriculum of the K260. This book will stimulate thinking and challenge the personal views of both academics and those in practice...[A] valuable tool for both those new to the area of palliative and cancer care and those experienced professionals searching for a new angle on several key topics in relation to ethical issues occurring in this speciality...[A]n excellent balance of theoretical contents and moving prose...[T]his book is directed towards all professionals working in health and social care...This book is a must for pre-registration students wishing to gain greater understanding of the psychosocial issues faced by those with a terminal illness and their significant others' - Nurse Education Today The fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling collection combines academic research with professional and personal reflections. Death, Dying and Bereavement addresses both the practical and the more metaphysical aspects of death. Topics such as new methods of pain relief, guidelines for breaking bad news, and current attitudes to euthanasia are considered, while the mystery of death and its wider implications are also explored. A highly distinctive interdisciplinary approach is adopted, including perspectives from literature, theology, sociology and psychology. There are wide-ranging contributions from those who come into professional contact with death and bereavement - doctors, nurses, social workers and councellors. In addition there are more intimate personal accounts from carers and from bereaved people. Death, Dying and Bereavement is the Course Reader for The Open University course Death and Dying, which is offered as part of The Open University Dilpoma in Health and Social Welfare. Praise for the First Edition: 'The book does give a broad overview of many of the issues around death, dying and bereavement. It raises the reader's awareness and encourages deeper investigation at every level. It is easy to reda and therefore accessible to a wide audience' - Changes 'Provides a richly woven tapestry of personal, professional and literary accounts of death, dying and bereavement' - Health Psychology Update 'Offers a unique collection of fascinating information, research, stories, poems and personal reflections. It is unusual to experience such a diversity of writings in one book' - Nursing Times 'It brings together the knowledge and skills from a multi-occupational group and thereby offers and opportunity, to whoever reads it, to enable better experiences for those who are dying and bereaved' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'For those trying to help the dying and bereaved, this volume will inspire and move you as much as it will inform and guide your work' - Bereavement Care 'Provides a unique overview, and in many areas, penetrating insights into various aspects of death, dying and bereavement. One of it's major strengths is that it brings together a wide and varied discourse on death across cultures and through time' - British Journal of Sociology

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'[P]rovides a good introduction to the study of death, dying and bereavment' - Martality 'This second edition, which has also been edited by Samson Katz, utilizes around half of the original text, of which a significant portions has been revised and updated. The remainder comprises new material reflecting both the changes in attitudes generally towards death and dying, and also designed to meet the needs of students undertaking the revised curriculum of the K260. This book will stimulate thinking and challenge the personal views of both academics and those in practice. ...[A] valuable tool for both those new to the area of palliative and cancer care and those experienced professionals searching for a new angle on several key topics in relation to ethical issues occurring in this speciality... [A]n excellent balance of theoretical contents and moving prose... [T]his book is directed towards all professionals working in health and social care. ...This book is a must for pre-registration students wishing to gain greater understanding of the psychosocial issues faced by those with a terminal illness and their significant others' - Nurse Education Today Praise for the First Edition: 'The book does give a broad overview of many of the issues around death, dying and bereavement. It raises the reader's awareness and encourages deeper investigation at every level. It is easy to reda and therefore accessible to a wide audience' - Changes 'Provides a richly woven tapestry of personal, professional and literary accounts of death, dying and bereavement' - Health Psychology Update 'Offers a unique collection of fascinating information, research, stories, poems and personal reflections. It is unusual to experience such a diversity of writings in one book' - Nursing Times 'It brings together the knowledge and skills from a multi-occupational group and thereby offers and opportunity, to whoever reads it, to enable better experiences for those who are dying and bereaved' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'For those trying to help the dying and bereaved, this volume will inspire and move you as much as it will inform and guide your work' - Bereavement Care 'Provides a unique overview, and in many areas, penetrating insights into various aspects of death, dying and bereavement. One of it's major strengths is that it brings together a wide and varied discourse on death across cultures and through time' - British Journal of Sociology

Table of contents

Introduction to Second Edition - Jeanne Katz PART ONE: LIFE AND DEATH Introduction - Jeanne Katz Death in Staithes - David Clark Death Denied - Philippe Ari[ac]es Death in the News - Tony Walter, Jane Littlewood and Michael Pickering The Public Invigilation of Private Emotion Approaches to Death in Hindu and Sikh Communities in Britain - Shirley Firth Demographic Change and the Experience of Dying - Clive Seale Health Policy and Services for Dying People and Their Careers - Christina R Victor Sudden Death from Suicide - Stella Ridley The Dream - T R S The Good Death? - Mary Bradbury Little Henry; or, God Will Take Care of Me - H M Benson Death Be Not Proud - John Donne Aubade - Philip Larkin Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night - Dylan Thomas The Prophet - Kahil Gibran Doctor's Mask on Pain - Jane Martin Spiritual Care of Dying People - Alyson Peberdy Death and the Meaning of Life - Leo Tolstoy PART TWO: CARING FOR DYING PEOPLE Introduction - Jeanne Katz Extending Specialist Palliative Care to All? - David Field and Julia Addington-Hall The Case for Palliative Care in Residential and Nursing Homes - Moyral Sidell, Jeanne Katz and Carol Komaromy Complementary Medicine - Patrick C Pietroni Its Place in the Care of Dying People Speaking Out - Sarah Palmer Caring for Mother - Susan Leifer Plus Postscript Living with MS - Richard Were Saturday Times Column 3.10.98 - John Diamond The Alphabet - Jean-Dominique Bauby Communication in Palliative Care - Robert Buckman A Practical Guide Saturday Times Column 23.1.99 - John Diamond Communicating with Dying Children - Dorothy Judd Jewish Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement - Jeanne Samson Katz The Syllabus - Mitch Albom Dying Trajectories, the Organization of Work and Expectations of Dying - Anselm Strauss Sitting It Out - Elizabeth Dean A Very Easy Death - Simone de Beauvoir Teach Me to Hear Mermaids Singing - Clare Vaughan PART THREE: DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS AT THE END OF LIFE Introduction - Jeanne Katz Learning the Hard Way - Clare Williams Somebody Loves Me - Anthony Masters The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy Intimacy and Terminal Care - Judy Gilley The Use of Deception in Nursing - Kevin Teasdale and Gerry Kent Do-Not-Resusciate Decisions - Johannes J M van Delden The 'Blue-Spotted' Patient - Basiro Davey Do-not-resuscitate decisions in the acute surgical wards of a district general hospital. The Main Tradition - Fiona Randall and R S Downie Right to Die or Duty to Live? - William Grey The Problem of Euthanasia Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Luke Gormally Seven Reasons Why They Should Not be Legalized A Student's Story - Anonymous Betting Your Life - Christopher James Ryan An Argument against Certain Advance Directives Palliative Care and the Doctrine of Double Effect - Stephen Wilkinson Palliative Care and the Ethics of Resource Allocation - Eve Gerrard On Withholding Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill - Gillian M Craig Has Palliative Care Medicine Gone Too Far? On Withholding Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill - R J Dunlop, J E Ellershaw, M J Baines, N Sykes and C M Saunders Has Palliative Medicine Gone Too Far? A Reply PART FOUR: BEREAVEMENT: PRIVATE GRIEF, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY Introduction - Jeanne Katz Bereavement as a Psychosocial Transition - Colin Murray Parkes Processes of Adaptation to Change The Social Distribution of Sentiments - Lindsay Prior Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Bereavement - Shirley Firth I Desperately Needed to See My Son - Sheila Awooner-Renner A Single Parent Confronting the Loss of an Only Child - Evelyn Gillis Epitaph of Libby Dickenson, 1798-1818 - Anonymous Care of the Suddenly Bereaved - D W Yates, G Ellison and S McGuiness Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby - Nancy Kohner Parents' Choices When a Baby Dies - Gavin Fairbairn A Father's View Gay and Lesbian Bereavement - Dudley Cave The Grief That Does Not Speak - Maureen Oswin Personal and Medical Memories from Hillsborough - Tom Heller Ruth - Lesley Moreland Death by Murder Essays upon Epitaphs - William Wordsworth December - Douglas Dunn