Death and Dying
Life and Living
|Format:||Paperback, 744 pages, International ed of Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 08 May 2008|
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. Part One: LEARNING ABOUT DEATH, DYING, AND BEREAVEMENT. 1. Education About Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Part Two: DEATH. 2. Changing Encounters with Death. 3. Changing Attitudes toward Death. 4. Death--Related Practices and the American Death System. 5. Cultural Differences and Death. Part Three: DYING. 6. Coping with Dying. 7. Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help. 8. Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help. Part Four: BEREAVEMENT. 9. Coping with Loss and Grief. 10. Coping with Loss and Grief: How Individuals Can Help. 11. Coping with Loss and Grief: Funeral Practices and Other Ways Communities Can Help. Part Five: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES. 12. Children. 13. Adolescents. 14. Adults. 15. The Elderly. Part Six: LEGAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND MORAL ISSUES. 16. Legal Issues. 17. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 18. Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Intentionally Ending a Human Life. 19. The Meaning of Place of Death in Life. Part Seven: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 20. HIV Infection and AIDS. Epilogue: Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life. Appendix A: Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions. Appendix B: Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions.
|Publisher: ||Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 18.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.07 kg)|