Death, Distress, and Solidarity: Special Issue

Death, Distress, and Solidarity

Special Issue "OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying", 1st Edition

By Robert Kastenbaum


102 pages

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In preparing this special issue of "Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying" - we choose to consider solidarity in a somewhat larger perspective than the other one usually adopted by a clear majority of social support studies. This perspective gives priority to microscopic, immediate, direct transactions between a focal individual - the one affected by the prospect of soon to come death and two classes of people: those included in the core of that person's personal network and the health care personnel treating and accompanying soon to die people, many of them already advanced into agony.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Death, Distress, and Solidarity Roger Tessier

Distress, Stress, and Solidarity in Palliative Care Johanne de Montigny

Death of the Nursed: Burnout of the Provider Serge Marquis

The Organization of Life Before Death in Two Québec Cultural Configurations Luce Des Aulniers

Death and its Rituals in the Novels on AIDS Joseph J. Lévy and Alexis Nouss

Death, Grief, and Solidarity: The Polytechnique Case Joseph J. Lévy, Daniel Sansfacon, Jean-Marc Samson, and Louise Champagne

Reconstructing Death in Postmodern Society Robert Kastenbaum

Thanatology Research from Québec: A Different Emphasis Brian L. Mishara


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health