9780534575687

Death and Dying, Life and Living

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534575687

  • ISBN10:

    0534575684

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/23/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps students learn to cope with experiences associated with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. They also offer practical guidelines for constructive communication designed to encourage productive living in the face of death.

Table of Contents

Prologue ``The Horse on the Dining-Room Table'' Richard A. Kalish xxvii
Part One Learning About Death, Dying and Bereavement 1(16)
Education about Death, Dying, and Bereavement
2(15)
Part Two Death 17(110)
Changing Encounters with Death
18(26)
Changing Attitudes toward Death
44(22)
Death-Related Practices and the American Death System
66(33)
Cultural Differences and Death
99(28)
Part Three Dying 127(78)
Coping with Dying
128(24)
Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help
152(27)
Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help
179(26)
Part Four Bereavement 205(92)
Coping with Loss and Grief
206(37)
Coping with Loss and Grief How Individuals Can Help
243(25)
Coping with Loss and Grief: How Communities Can Help
268(29)
Part Five Developmental Perspectives 297(126)
Children
299(40)
Adolescents
339(34)
Adults
373(28)
The Elderly
401(22)
Part Six Legal, Conceptual, and Moral Issues 423(108)
Legal Issues
424(33)
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
457(27)
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Intentionally Ending a Human Life
484(29)
The Meaning and Place of Death in Life
513(18)
Part Seven New Challenges and Opportunities 531(31)
HIV Infection and AIDS
532(30)
Epilogue ``Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life'' Elizabeth vega-Fowler 562(2)
Appendix A Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions 564(10)
Appendix B Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions 574

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