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  • The Aesthetic Experience of Dying

    The Dance to Death

    By Veronica M. F. Adamson

    Structured around a personal account of the illness and death of the author’s partner, Jane, this book explores how something hard to bear became a threshold to a world of insight and discovery. Drawing on German Idealism and Jane’s own research in the area, The Aesthetic Experience of Dying looks…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Senseless Violence and Its Ramifications

    Edited by Ami Rokach

    The baby boomer generation grew up in the 1950s when there existed the general belief that the Cold War was the greatest threat to the world order, and a frightening possibility. It was difficult to believe, then, that it could get worse, but the same threat of violence is now a daily occurrence…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody

    By Darrell L. Ross, Gary M. Vilke

    As unrest over officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody takes center stage in conversations about policing and the criminal justice system, Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody addresses critical investigation components from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Hospice and Palliative Care

    The Essential Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Stephen R. Connor

    The third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is the essential guide to the hospice and palliative care movement both within the United States and around the world. Chapters provide mental-health and medical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • Fading away

    The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

    By Betty Davies PhD.

    This book comes out of an in-depth, qualitative study of the experiences of twenty-three families in which one parent was dying of cancer. The study attempted to better understand the impact of terminal illness on the entire family system and sought to develop a theoretical framework that would…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Death, Value and Meaning Series

  • Remembering Lives

    Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved

    By Lorraine Hedtke, John Winslade

    Grief is frequently thought of as an ordeal we must simply survive. This book offers a fresh approach to the negotiation of death and grief. It is founded in principles of constructive conversation that focus on "remembering" lives, in contrast to processes of forgetting or dismembering those who…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Death, Value and Meaning Series

  • Nobody's Child

    How Older Women Say Good-bye to Their Mothers

    By Diane Sher Lutovich

    When Diane Sher Lutovich set out to attain closure of her mother's death she simultaneously discovered how other women address their losses. "Nobody's Child: How Older Women Say Good-bye to Their Mothers", in poetry and prose, tells the big and little stories of women who, having come of age during…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

    Understanding Networks of Care

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Merril D. Silverstein

    Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations offers current, multidisciplinary perspectives on social support and service provision to older Americans. The chapters trace how our understanding of social support among older adults has developed over the past&…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Society and Aging Series

  • Partners in Palliative Care

    Enhancing Ethics in Care at the End-of-Life

    Edited by Mary Beth Morrissey, Bruce Jennings

    The Collaborative for Palliative Care ("Collaborative") is a grassroots consortium of public and private organizations that came together in 2005 for the purposes of studying the increasing need for palliative care and the methods for such care. It has grown from a small fledgling group to a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Borrowed Narratives

    Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With the Bereaving

    By Harold Ivan Smith

    What do Dexter King, Condoleeza Rice, Mackenzie King, Corazon Aquino, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Cosby, Tony Dungy, Theodore Roosevelt, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, Caroline Kennedy, Arthur Ashe, Lady Bird Johnson, Colin Powell and C. S. Lewis have in common? They all have significant grief…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Psychosocial Interventions in End-of-Life Care

    The Hope for a “Good Death”

    By Peggy Sturman Gordon

    The concept of a "good death" has been hotly debated in medical circles for decades. This volume delves into the possibility and desirability of a "good death" by presenting the psychosocial measures of care as a crucial component, such as religion, existentialism, hope and meaning-making. The…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Research in Death Studies

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement

    A Guide to Theory and Practice

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Gerry R. Cox

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can be useful across a broad spectrum of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge

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