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Death and Dying


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PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING DEATH Introduction - Carol Komaromy Motionless Body - Seymour Fisher The Sight and Sound of Death: The Management of Dead Bodies in Residential and Nursing Homes for Older People - Carol Komaromy Foucault and the Medicalization Critique - Deborah Lupton Death and the Maiden: End-of-Life Policy in the USA - Regis A Desilva The Dying Soul: Spiritual Care at the End of Life - Mark Cobb Death and Religion - David Webster Mortality: World Variations in Death and Dying - Cathy E Lloyd PART TWO: CARING AT THE END OF LIFE Introduction - Sarah Earle A Social History of Dying - Allan Kellehear Quality End-of-Life Care: A Global Perspective - Peter A Singer and Kerry W Bowman The State of Dying - Carol Komaromy The End-of-Life and Implications for Social Work Practice - Mercedes Bern-Klug, Charles Gessert and Sarah Forbes Understanding Reproductive Loss: The Moment of Death - Sarah Earle et al What Is the Best Way to Help Caregivers in Cancer and Palliative Care? - Richard Harding and Irene J Higginson Illness and the Creative Arts: A Critical Exploration - Jacqueline H Watts PART THREE: MORAL AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PRACTICE Introduction - Mary Twomey What Is Ethics? - Eve Garrard The Role of the Family in Patient Care - Anne-Marie Slowther Should Children's Autonomy Be Respected by Telling Them of Their Imminent Death? - T Vince and A Petros Critical Moments: Death and Dying in Intensive Care - Jane E Seymour Brain Death: A Sociological View - Allan Kellehear Palliative Care and the Doctrine of Double Effect - Stephen Wilkinson PART FOUR: EXPLORING GRIEF AND RITUAL AFTER DEATH Introduction - Sarah Earle Theories of Grief: A Critical Review - Neil Small In the Shadow of the Traditional Grave - Leonie Kellaher, David Prendergast and Jenny Hockey A Voice Unheard: Grandparents' Grief over Children Who Died of Cancer - Miri Nehari, Dorit Grebler and Amos Toren The Ritual Work of UK Childhood Bereavement Services - Liz Rolls Facilitating Bereavement Recovery and Restoring Dignity to the Genocide Victims in Rwanda - Eugenie Mukanoheli The Making of Roadside Memorials - Jennifer Clark and Majella Franzman Online Memorialization - Kylie Veale PART FIVE: RESEARCHING DEATH AND DYING Introduction - Sarah Earle Key Challenges and Ways forward in Researching the 'Good Death' - Marilyn Kendall et al Keeping the Personal Costs down: Minimizing Distress When Researching Sensitive Issues - Margo J Milne and Cathy E Lloyd The Role of the Qualitative Researcher in Loss and Grief Research - Louise Rowling Growing up with HIV: The Experiences of Young People Living with HIV since Birth in the UK - Judith Dorrell et al The Absence of Death and Dying in Intellectual Disability Research - Stuart Todd Researching Reproductive Loss - Gayle Letherby Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Bereavement - Bridging Work Group


This book offers extensive knowledge and information concerning issues related to death and dying, incorporating relevant literature and research that will provide students and practitioners in this area with current reflection and theory, in addition to promoting further critical thinking and research.

-- Trish Staples * Cruse Bereavement Care *

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