Our Changing Journey to the End

Our Changing Journey to the End : Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America

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This novel, cross-disciplinary collection explains how dying, death, and grieving have changed in America, for better or worse, since the turn of the millennium. * Shows how high health care costs; concern for the environment; and a diverse, aging population necessitate rethinking the care of those who are at the end of life * Discusses controversial topics such as extending life versus quality of life and the politics and laws governing assisted suicide and integrating our final resting place into the urban landscape * Addresses the effects of the Internet and social media on customs surrounding dying and mourning * Includes cross-disciplinary insights from fields as diverse as psychology, religion, medicine, law, and popular culture

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Product details

  • Hardback | 676 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 53.34mm | 1,406.13g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 12
  • 1440828458
  • 9781440828454
  • 2,108,510

About Christina Staudt

Christina Staudt, PhD, is chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Death, an interdisciplinary seminar focused on all aspects of death, dying, disposal, and grief. Her recent works include The Many Ways We Talk About Death in Contemporary Society and Unequal Before Death. J. Harold Ellens, PhD, is a research scholar at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan; executive director emeritus of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies; founding editor and editor in chief emeritus of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and professor of philosophy and religion (ret).

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"These volumes covering the twists and turns of dying in 2013 are informative for the terminally ill themselves, their loved ones, and health care providers. One cannot read them and walk away thinking the same way about the contemporary dying experience... Highly recommended." - Choice

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