What is included with this book?
Helps students confront and understand a painful reality
Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. The book takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.
MySearchLab is a part of the Kemp program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore the Sociology of Death and Dying in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.
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Alan R. Kemp is Professor and Chair of the sociology department at Pierce College, Ft. Steilacoom, Washington, where he teaches a course on death, dying, and bereavement. He holds master’s degrees in social work and divinity. He earned his doctorate at the then amalgamated colleges of St. Stephen’s and St. Andrew’s in Edmonton, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has many years experience in teaching, ministry, and professional counseling. He is a licensed
mental health professional. He was among the last American advisors serving on “Swift Boats” (PCFs) in Vietnam. He lives with his wife, Claudia, and a menagerie of “critters” at their cabin on property in rural western Washington state.
Part 1: Introduction and Context
Chapter 1: Lifting the Pall: The Quest to Uncover the Realities of Death and ReclaimWisdom about Life
Chapter 2: Death & Dying in a Rapidly Changing World
Chapter 3: For Everything There is a Season: The Developmental Context
Chapter 4: Coureurs de Bois: Cross-Cultural & Interfaith Dimensions
Part 2: Death
Chapter 5: Grim Reaper Through Time: Historical & ross-Cultural Look at Undertaking
Chapter 6: Grim Reaper Today: Emerging Trends in Contemporary “Deathcare”
Chapter 7: Traumatic Death
Part 3: Dying
Chapter 8: In the Valley of the Shadow: Facing Death
Chapter 9: Intensive Caring: Hospice & Palliative Care
Part 4: Bereavement, Grief, & Mourning
Chapter 10: Life After Loss: Bereavement, Grief, & Mourning
Chapter 11: When Grief Goes Awry: Complicated Grief
Part 5: Legal & Ethical Borderlands
Chapter 12: Physician Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia
Chapter 13: Withdrawing Life Support & Organ Transplantation
Part 6: Life after Life
Chapter 14: Life after Life
Part 7: The Future of Death, Dying, & Bereavement
Chapter 15: The Road Ahead