1st Edition

Readings in Thanatology

ISBN 9780895032607
Published December 31, 1997 by Routledge
596 Pages

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Book Description

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


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