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    DescriptionWhat does dying with dignity mean in a diverse society with rapidly advancing technology, an aging population, and finite resources? In this fascinating collection, scholars from across the nation illuminate the remarkable changes that have taken place in recent years, are now underway, and loom on the horizon as they lead readers on an exploration of the ways Americans think about and handle dying and death. Volume 1, New Paths of Engagement, addresses changes in the circumstances and expressions of death, dying, and grief in 21st-century America. Volume 2, New Venues in the Search for Dignity and Grace, delves into the challenges inherent in creating a medical and social system that allows for an optimal end-of-life experience for all and proposes ways in which society can be reshaped to move toward that ideal.


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    Title
    Our Changing Journey to the End
    Subtitle
    Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christina Staudt, Edited by J. Harold Ellens
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 676
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781440828454
    ISBN 10: 1440828458
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
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    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
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    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 347
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 306.90973
    LC classification: R726.8 .O87 2014
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Illustrations note
    12
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Praeger Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    12 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Author Information
    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. Staudt holds a doctorate in art history from Columbia University. Her dissertation thesis was entitled Picturing the Dead and Dying in Nineteenth Century "L'Illustration". J. Harold Ellens, PhD, is research scholar, 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). He is the author or editor of 230 books, many of them for ABC-CLIO, and 175 professional journal articles.
    Review quote
    "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