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Readings in Thanatology

1st Edition

By John D Morgan


596 pages

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Paperback: 9780895032607
pub: 1997-12-31

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A comprehensive book of readings for courses on death and dying at the college or university level. It contains material by such leaders in the field as: Colin Murray Parkes, MD, John Hinton, MD, Kenneth Doka, PhD, Ira R Byock, MD, Ronald K Barrett, PhD, Robert G Stevenson, EdD, Judith M Stillion, PhD.

Table of Contents

Death Education in the Context of General Education John D. Morgan

Part I: Introduction: North American Death Attitudes

Living Our Dying and Our Grieving: Historical and Cultural Attitudes John D. Morgan

Prologue to a Study of Death in Film John Orange

An Approach to Death in Adult and Children's Literature Gary H. Paterson

Some Notes in Aid of Thinking about Music and Death Rev. Ronald Trojcak

Pattern of Bereavement in Indian and English Society Pittu Laungani

The Economics of Death Lawrence Fric

Economics and Death: Private Good/Public Good P. Albert Koop

Death Walks the Wards: Dying in the Hospital Joseph W. Lella

Get it Under Cover: AIDS, Death, and Censorship James Miller

Part II: Introduction: The Care of the Terminally Ill

Structure and Stresses: When a Family Member is Dying Michael A. Bull

Caring for the Dying Ira R. Byock

Nursing Care of the Dying Reena McDermott

The Role of Social Work in Palliative Care Andrew M. Feron

Home Care John Hinton

Part III: Introduction: Bereavement

Bereavement: What Most People Should Know C. Murray Parkes

Funerals and Funeral Directors: Rituals and Resources for Grief Management Richard J. Paul

Disenfranchised Grief: An Exposition and Update Kenneth J. Doka

Using Counseling Techniques to Help Bereaved and Dying People Rose Marie Jaco

Complicated Bereavement Jo Ann Silcox

Working with Widows in Groups Peggy M. L. Anderson

Men and Grief Tom Golden

Middle-Aged Children's Bereavement After the Death of an Elderly Person Miriam S. Moss and Sidney Z. Moss

Part IV: Introduction: Children and Death

The Pattern of Grief in Children and Adolescents Eleanor J. Deveau

Adolescent Grief Barbara L. Anschuetz

Bereaved Black Children Ronald K. Barrett

Part V: Introduction: Questions of Values

Autonomy and the Person in the Dying Patient Jim Kow

Assisting Suicide: An Analysis of the Legal (i.e., Moral) Arguments in Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Sue Rodriguez Case Gilbert E. Brodie

Immortality John D. Morgan

Resurrection Rev. Ronald Trojcak

The Problem of Death and Dying in Major Eastern Traditions Jaroslav Havelka

Part VI: Introduction: Suicide

Suicide Theories Bruce Connell

Suicide Intervention Ralph L. V. Rickgarn

"All the King's Horses and All The King's Men . . ." Picking Up the Pieces in the Aftermath of Youth Suicide Robert G. Stevenson

Suicide among the Elderly: Understanding with Mind and Heart Judith M. Stillion


About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health