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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 24mm | 598.74g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0761968571
  • 9780761968573
  • 430,198

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
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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
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