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The Final Transition

1st Edition

By Richard A. Kalish


384 pages

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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



About the Author

Richard Kalish

About the Series

Perspectives on Death and Dying

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health