Understanding Dying, Death and Bereavement

Understanding Dying, Death and Bereavement

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The Third Edition, with its expanded coverage, maintains its social-psychology approach and is appropriate as a primary text in death and dying, thanatology, sociology of dying, death and bereavement, psychology of death, and relating to the terminally ill courses. The teaching and field experience of Leming and Dickinson add a realism and credibility that competing texts do not possess. Features: * Use of personal accounts and the authors' own research add interest. * Coverage of both theory and application prepares students to use what they learn. * Discussion of ethical dilemmas associated with current technologies adds depth and realism. New to this edition: * Material on AIDS, SIDS and the elderly expands on coverage in previous editions. * Updated research and revised definitions of death challenge students and instructors to rethink their ideas about death. * Chapter 10 includes new material on native Americans, Irish-, Russian- and African-Americans, and the customs of New Orleans and Appalachia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 771.1g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0155006320
  • 9780155006324

Table of contents

Part I: Understanding Dying and Death. The American Way of Dying. Understanding the Social Meaning of Dying and Death. Part II: Understanding Death Attitudes. Children and Death. Developmental Perspective on Dying and Death: Adolescence Through Older Adulthood. Religion and Death Attitudes. Part III: Understanding the Dying Process. The Dying Process. The Hospice Approach: Alternative Care for the Dying. Euthanasia and Biomedical Issues. Suicide. Part IV: Understanding the Bereavement Process. The Anthropology of the Death Ritual. The History of Bereavement and Burial Practices in American Culture. The Funeral: Expression of Contemporary American Bereavement. The Bereavement Process.
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