Dying: Facing the Facts, Part 996
Hannelore Wass, Robert A. Neimeyer
Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Psychology - 463 pages
This work provides an up-to-date examination of the ways people face dying and bereavement. In this third edition previous chapters are throrughly revised, and new contributors expand areas that have changed significantly.
Reflecting the field's complex interdisciplinary character, the chapters cover such diverse areas as psychology, nursing, medicine, AIDS, family studies, sociology, education, philosophy, law, religion, the humanities and political science, whilst highlighting thanatology's core psychological and therapeutic caregiving dimensions.
First, the text offers broad examinations of death systems from the vantage points of various cultural, historical and disciplinary perspectives.
The second section represents the core of the book, offering detailed surveys of the "data" of death, dying and bereavement as they relate to different phases of our encounter with death as an abstract possibility and concrete reality.
Next are chapters addressing a cluster of death-related issues and challenges that confront us at both a societal and individual level - such as AIDS - and finally the volume closes with a few reflections on the complexity of contemporary thanatology, framing some issues and recommendations that deserve greater attention by scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Also included is a comprehensive resource bibliography on the topic.
This text is intended to be of use as a resource for all those interested in reading about death studies, both professionals and students alike.
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A Psychosocial Perspective
Political Deconstructions of Death Fears
Political Control Over Transcendence Opportunities
Our Death System
How Effective is Our Death System?
The Facts of Death and Dying
Death Anxiety or Death Anxieties?
Changes in Death Anxiety as a Result of Death Education
Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
Societal Factors and Forces
Personal Encounters with Death
Responding to the Tolling of the Bell
Death in Young Adulthood
Death Among the Elderly
The Dying Process
The End of the Dying Trajectory
Managing Serious Illness
A Product of Civilization
Different Types of Hospital Dying
Negotiations Decisions and Adaptations to Dying
The Hospice Approach
Legal Perspectives on Planning for Death
Defining Life and Death
American Funeral Practices and Attitudes Toward Funerals
Accommodating to Loss
Factors that Influence Grief and Mourning
Issues and Challenges
Coping with HIVSpectrum Disease
The Prevention of HIV Transmission
Contemporary Developments in Suicidology
Rational Suicide Assisted Suicide
A Sample of Suicide Notes
Problems for Public Policy
The Issues of the Debate Proper
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