1st Edition

The Final Transition

ISBN 9780895030436
Published June 15, 1985 by Routledge
383 Pages

USD $175.00

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Book Description

This text is not just another reader on death, but rather a carefully developed book, created specifically for those persons whose major interests are either death education, death counseling, or, of course, both. The audience which this book addresses include: persons who have had either experience in death counseling or education or previous academic work; those who are contemplating professional work in the field or who are already in the process of developing this area as one of their fields of competence; and individuals who are already either counselors or educators or otherwise involved in the fields of mental health or education and who wish to learn more about the relationship of death and grief to their work.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Introduction Robert J. Kastenbaum 

PART 1: Death, Dying, and Grief: The Basic Issues Coping With Death Richard A. Kalish 

An Overview of Death Attitudes and Expectations Richard A. Kalish and David K. Reynolds 

The Human Experience of Death, or What Can We Learn from Near-Death Experiences? Russell Noyes, Jr. 

Funeral Roles: Ritualized Expectations Tillman Rodabough 

Death and Survivorship: The Final Transition Richard A. Kalish 

Children's Anniversary Reactions to the Death of A Family Member Sandra Sutherland Fox 

The Impact of Parental Death on Middle-Aged Children Miriam S. Moss and Sidney Z. Moss 

Weathering Widowhood: Problems and Adjustment of the Widowed During the First Year Raymond G. Carey 

PART 2: Institutional Care A Group Awaiting Death: The Social System's Perspective on a Naturally Occurring Group Situation Steven Starker and Joan E. Starker 

The Social Organization of Terminal Care in Two Pediatric Hospitals Kenneth J. Doka 

Hospice Care in the United States: The Process Begins Robert W. Buckingham  

PART 3: Death and Grief in a Cross-Cultural Context How Death Came to Mankind: Myths and Legends Alain Corcos and Lawrence Krupka 

The Cultural Construction of Aging and Dying in a Melanesian Community Dorothy Ayers Counts and David R. Counts

He Died Too Quick!" The Process of Dying in A Hutterian Colony Peter H. Stephenson 

The Impact of Urbanism on Death and Dying among Black People in a Rural Community in Middle Tennessee Arthur C. Hill 

PART 4: Counseling and Psychotherapy Counseling Dying Clients Daniel McKitrick 

Clinical Thanatology and Psychotherapy: Some Reflections on Caring for the Dying Person Loma Feigenberg and Edwin S. Shneidman 

Clients Nearing Death: Behavioral Treatment Perspectives George W. Rebok and William J. Hoyer 

Bereaved Parents and the Compassionate Friends: Affiliation and Healing Dennis Klass 

Volunteers and the Care of the Terminal Patient Chwee Lye Chng and Michael Kirby Ramsey 

PART 5: Death Education Death Educator as Deacon Richard A. Kalish 

Teaching about Dying and Death in a Multidisciplinary Student Group David Barton, Miles K. Crowder, and John M. Flexner 

The Arts: A Source of Comfort and Insight for Children Who Are Learning About Death Sandra L. Bertman 

A Group Desensitization Procedure for the Reduction of Death Anxiety Ronald L. Peal, Paul J. Handal, and Frank H. Gilner 

Counseling in Catastrophic Illness: A Self-Instructional Unit Ronald Koenig 

Comparison between Experiential and Didactic Methods of Death Education Joseph A. Durlak 

Coping: Effects of Death Education Larry A. Bugen 




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