Death and Dying : Life and Living

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps you learn to cope with encounters 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. The text discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people’s understandings and practices associated with such encounters. The book also offers 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
Learning About Death, Dying, And Bereavement
Education About Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Changing Encounters with Death
Changing Attitudes toward Death
Death--Related Practices and the American Death System
Cultural Differences and Death
Coping with Dying
Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help
Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help
Coping with Loss and Grief
Coping with Loss and Grief: How Individuals Can Help
Coping with Loss and Grief: Funeral Practices and Other Ways Communities Can Help
Developmental Perspectives
The Elderly
Legal, Conceptual, And Moral Issues
Legal Issues
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Intentionally Ending a Human Life
The Meaning of Place of Death in Life
New Challenges And Opportunities
HIV Infection and AIDS
Epilogue: Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life
Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions
Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions
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