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Personal Care in an Impersonal World

A Multidimensional Look at Bereavement, 1st Edition

By John D Morgan

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261 pages

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The purpose of this volume is to ask and propose a positive answer to the question: "Can we attend to the personhood of individuals within systems and cultures which are mass oriented?" One of the most interesting changes in contemporary thinking has been the emphasis on the unique person. While the distinction between a person (a unique rational being) and individual (one of several similar things) has long existed, it is in the twentieth century that we seem to have become fully conscious of this distinction. There is good reason for such as emphasis today. Repeatedly in this century the case of the person was deemed less important than some policy. Innocent persons slaughtered in the name of some "ism," political bombings and kidnappings, and mass unemployment to name but a few. The cause of our dehumanization seems to be the reduction of the individual person to a part of the political, economic or religious system.

Table of Contents

Introduction John D. Morgan

PART I: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Personal Care in an Impersonal World Jeanne Quint Benoliel The Person: Dying and Bereaved John D. Morgan

An Expanded Meaning of Caring in Palliative Care Mary Ann Morgan

The Right to Die and the Need to Grieve E. W. Keyserlingk

Grieving: The Pain and the Promise Deanna Edwards

Pathways through Grief: A Model of the Process Karen Martin and Sandra Elder

The 1990's Loss Process and Vulnerable Personalities Nan Giblin and Sr. Frances Ryan

Sexual Responses to the Stimulus of Death Patricia MacElveen-Hoehn

PART II: THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR GROUPS

The Six C's of Christmas and Grief Richard J. Paul, Joan Burnett, David Hart, and Susan Brushey "It's Not Over When It's Over"—The Aftermath of Suicide Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts

Role of Organ Donation in Helping Family Members Cope with Grief Maryse Pelletier

SIDS: Parents' Responses Linda Ernst and John DeFrain

Growing Beyond Survival: Grief Experiences of Children from Dysfunctional Families Judy Oaks

PART III: LESSONS FROM TRADITIONS

Native American Burial Practices Gerry R. Cox and Ronald J. Fundis Suicide Prevention Consultation in Canada's Northwest Territories: A Personal Account Ross E. Gray

Psychocultural Influences on African-American Attitudes towards Death, Dying and Funeral Rites Ronald K. Barrett

Funeral Customs in Thailand Michael R. Leming and Sommai Premchit

Death and Bereavement among the Chinese in Asia Jiakang Wu

PART IV: SPECIAL QUESTIONS

Hospice Future Dame Cicely Saunders Contributors

Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health