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Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement

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9780534627362

ISBN10:
0534627366
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Using a social-psychological approach, this edition remains solidly grounded in theory and research, but places greater emphasis on the individual and coping with death and dying. These two well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying.

Table of Contents

About the Authors iii
Preface v
Studying Dying, Death, and Bereavement
1(36)
Current Interest in Death and Dying
2(10)
Why the Increased Interest?
3(6)
Death Education
9(3)
Mortality Statistics
12(6)
Death Etiology and Life Expectancy
12(3)
Gender Differences in Mortality Rates
15(3)
Approaches to the Study of Dying and Death
18(14)
The Biological Approach
19(1)
The Psychological Approach
19(1)
The Anthropological Approach
20(1)
The Sociological Approach
21(11)
Conclusion
32(1)
Summary
32(1)
Discussion Questions
33(1)
Glossary
34(1)
Suggested Readings
35(2)
The American Experience of Death
37(42)
Defining Death
40(4)
International Definitions
40(1)
American Definitions
41(3)
The Meaning of Dying and Death
44(8)
The Social Meaning
46(5)
The Philosophical Meaning
51(1)
The American Experience of Death
52(5)
Living Death (1600--1830)
53(1)
The Dying of Death (1830--1945)
54(2)
The Resurrection of Death (1945 to the Present)
56(1)
Contemporary Attitudes toward Death
57(14)
Denying Death
58(1)
Fearing Death
59(12)
Contemplating One's Own Death
71(1)
Conclusion
72(1)
Summary
73(1)
Discussion Questions
74(1)
Glossary
75(1)
Suggested Readings
76(3)
Growing Up with Death
79(46)
Childhood
81(15)
How Do Children Learn about Death?
81(6)
Children's Understanding of Death
87(5)
Explaining Death and Dying to Children
92(4)
Adolescence
96(7)
Identity Crisis and Death Anxiety
98(1)
The Experience of Death in Violent Neighborhoods
99(1)
Media Influences
100(1)
Learning Adult Rituals
101(1)
Communicating about Death
102(1)
Adulthood
103(17)
Young Adulthood
105(1)
Middle-Aged Adulthood
106(6)
Older Adulthood
112(8)
Conclusion
120(1)
Summary
121(1)
Discussion Questions
121(1)
Glossary
122(1)
Suggested Readings
123(2)
Perspectives on Death and Life after Death
125(30)
The Need To Look beyond Death
126(2)
Diversity in Perspectives
128(4)
Cross-Cultural Views
128(2)
Case Study: The Sacred World of Native Americans
130(2)
Religious Interpretations of Death
132(9)
Judaism
132(2)
Christianity
134(2)
Islam
136(1)
Hinduism
137(1)
Buddhism
138(3)
Temporal Interpretations of Death
141(1)
Symbolic Immortality
142(3)
Near-Death Experiences
145(5)
Defining a Near-Death Experience
146(1)
Explaining Near-Death Experiences
147(3)
Conclusion
150(1)
Summary
150(1)
Discussion Questions
151(1)
Glossary
151(1)
Suggested Readings
152(3)
The Dying Process
155(44)
Death Meanings
157(15)
Time Meanings: Dealing with Prognosis
157(4)
Space Meanings: Isolation and Confinement
161(3)
Norm and Role Meanings: Expected Dying Behavior
164(1)
Value Meanings: Reassessing the Value of Life and Death
165(1)
Object and Self Meanings: Accepting the Self as Terminal
166(4)
Social Situation Meanings: Definition of the Environment
170(2)
Relating to the Dying Person
172(11)
Medical Personnel
172(6)
Family and Friends
178(5)
Dying with Dignity
183(4)
The Dying Child
187(6)
Relating to the Dying Child
188(2)
Helping the Child Cope with Dying
190(1)
Parents of the Dying Child
191(1)
Siblings of the Dying Child
192(1)
Conclusion
193(1)
Summary
194(1)
Discussion Questions
194(1)
Glossary
195(1)
Suggested Readings
196(3)
Living with Dying
199(42)
Understanding and Coping with the Illness
201(6)
The Loss of Physical Functions
201(1)
The Loss of Mental Capacity
202(1)
Dying of AIDS and Cancer
202(5)
Treatment Options
207(11)
Evaluating Treatment Options and Symptoms
207(2)
Treating Drug Side Effects
209(2)
Pain and Symptom Management
211(4)
Organ Transplantations
215(3)
Palliative Care
218(2)
The Hospice Movement
220(14)
The Hospice Team
222(4)
The Patient-Family as the Unit of Care
226(2)
The Cost of Hospice Care
228(1)
Public Attitudes
229(1)
Evaluation of Hospice Programs
230(4)
Conclusion
234(1)
Summary
235(1)
Discussion Questions
236(1)
Glossary
236(1)
Suggested Readings
237(4)
Dying in the American Health-Care System
241(28)
The Medical Model Approach to Dying
242(11)
Dying as Deviance in the Medical Setting
243(2)
Normalization of Dying in the Medical Setting
245(1)
Dying in a Technological Society
246(2)
The Environment of the Dying Person
248(5)
Death Education in Medical Schools
253(5)
Developing a Sensitivity to Social/Psychological Needs
254(1)
Developing Communication Skills
255(3)
Public Policy and Health Needs of the Critically Ill
258(3)
The Cost of Dying
261(3)
Conclusion
264(1)
Summary
265(1)
Discussion Questions
265(1)
Glossary
266(1)
Suggested Readings
266(3)
Biomedical Issues and Euthanasia
269(40)
Ethical Behavior
271(3)
What Is Ethical Behavior?
271(1)
Bioethicists
272(2)
Use of the Body in Medical Research and Training
274(2)
Organ Transplantation
276(3)
Euthanasia
279(24)
Sanctity-of-Life Versus Quality-of-Life Debate
281(5)
Passive Euthanasia
286(5)
Active Euthanasia
291(12)
Conclusion
303(1)
Summary
303(1)
Discussion Questions
304(1)
Glossary
305(1)
Suggested Readings
306(3)
Suicide
309(32)
Changing Attitudes toward Suicide
310(3)
The Stigma of Suicide
310(2)
Defining Suicidal Acts
312(1)
Social Factors Involved in Suicide
313(3)
Age, Gender, and Marital Status Factors
314(1)
Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors
315(1)
Theoretical Perspectives on Suicide
316(5)
Sociological Perspectives
317(4)
Existentialist Perspective
321(1)
Suicide through the Life Cycle
321(12)
Childhood Suicide
321(1)
Adolescent Suicide
322(7)
Adult Suicide
329(1)
Elderly Suicide
330(3)
Rational Suicide
333(2)
Conclusion
335(1)
Summary
336(1)
Discussion Questions
337(1)
Glossary
337(1)
Suggested Readings
338(3)
Diversity in Death Rituals
341(42)
Understanding Death Rituals
342(4)
Death Rituals as a Rite of Passage
342(2)
Structural-Functional Explanations
344(2)
Mourning Behaviors
346(6)
Changes in Mourning Behaviors in the United States
349(3)
Customs at Death
352(17)
Norms Prior to Death
353(1)
Preparing the Corpse
353(8)
Final Disposition
361(5)
Case Study: Burial and Mortuary Practices of Native Americans Living on the Plains
366(3)
Death Rituals of Major Religious Groups
369(9)
Jewish Customs
369(2)
Christianity
371(1)
Hinduism
372(2)
Buddhism
374(2)
Islam
376(2)
Conclusion
378(1)
Summary
378(1)
Discussion Questions
379(1)
Glossary
380(1)
Suggested Readings
380(3)
The Business of Dying
383(48)
The Business of Preparing the Dead
383(9)
The Changing American Funeral
384(8)
The American Practice of Funeral Service
392(7)
Education and Licensure
392(2)
The Role of the Funeral Director
394(2)
Funeral Expenses
396(3)
Alternatives to the Funeral
399(4)
New Trends in Funeral Service
403(7)
Preneed Funerals: A ``New'' Trend in Planning Funerals
403(4)
Aftercare: The Future Business Is To Be Found in Today's Customers
407(2)
Funeral Services on the Internet
409(1)
The Business of Burying the Dead
410(6)
The Changing American Cemetery
410(6)
Cemeteries Today
416(6)
The Government Cemetery
416(2)
The Not-For-Profit Cemetery
418(1)
The For-Profit Cemetery
419(2)
Graveyard Symbols of Death
421(1)
Life Insurance
422(3)
Life Insurance as Protection
424(1)
Life Insurance as an Investment
425(1)
Conclusion
425(1)
Summary
426(1)
Discussion Questions
427(1)
Glossary
427(1)
Suggested Readings
428(3)
The Legal Aspects of Dying
431(26)
Establishing the Cause of Death
432(7)
Death Certificate
433(1)
Autopsy
434(4)
Coroners and Medical Examiners
438(1)
Advance Directives
439(6)
Living Wills
441(2)
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
443(2)
Disposition of Property
445(7)
Intestate and Inheritance
446(1)
Wills
446(4)
Probate
450(1)
Estate and Inheritance Taxes
450(2)
Conclusion
452(1)
Summary
452(1)
Discussion Questions
453(1)
Glossary
453(1)
Suggested Readings
454(3)
Coping with Loss
457(38)
The Bereavement Role
457(3)
The Grieving Process
460(15)
Normal and Abnormal Grief
462(1)
Stages of Grief
463(5)
Disenfranchised Grief
468(4)
Four Tasks of Mourning
472(3)
Assisting the Bereaved
475(3)
Coping with Violent Death
478(11)
Accidents
479(2)
Disasters
481(4)
Murder
485(2)
War
487(2)
Conclusion
489(1)
Summary
489(1)
Discussion Questions
490(1)
Glossary
491(1)
Suggested Readings
491(4)
Grieving throughout the Life Cycle
495(30)
Grieving Parents and the Loss of a Child
495(15)
The Loss of a Fetus or an Infant
496(10)
The Loss of a Child
506(3)
The Loss of an Adult Child
509(1)
Grieving Children and Adolescents
510(5)
Loss of a Parent
512(2)
Loss of a Sibling
514(1)
Loss of a Grandparent
514(1)
Grieving Adults
515(3)
Loss of a Spouse
515(1)
Loss of a Parent
516(1)
Loss of a Pet
517(1)
Dying, Death, and Bereavement in the 21st Century: A Challenge
518(1)
Conclusion
519(1)
Summary
520(1)
Discussion Questions
520(1)
Glossary
521(1)
Suggested Readings
521(4)
References 525(23)
Index 548(25)
Credits 573


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