Death and Dying Products

  • 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 – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge

  • Palliative Care

    Psychosocial perspectives

    By Alison Rodriguez

    Death is inevitable, and yet for most of us it is also unimaginable. This enlightening book is not about death and dying, but about how life-limiting illnesses influence culture, society and how we understand ourselves. It provides a critical, existential perspective on palliative care, examining…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Friendgrief

    An Absence Called Presence

    By Harold Ivan Smith

    This book not only examines friendgrief from a theoretical and clinical framework, but also Smith offers fascinating vignettes from the lives of well-known friendgrievers such as Elton John, Diane Sawyer, Ralph Abernathy, C. S. Lewis, Harry Truman, Tommy Lasorda, Jimmy Carter, Fritz Mondale, Bill…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Death, Value and Meaning Series

  • The End of Heaven

    Disaster and Suffering in a Scientific Age

    By Sidney Dekker

    In this unique book, Sidney Dekker tackles a largely unexplored dilemma. Our scientific age has equipped us ever better to explain why things go wrong. But this increasing sophistication actually makes it harder to explain why we suffer. Accidents and disasters have become technical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge

  • When Therapists Cry

    Reflections on Therapists’ Tears in Therapy

    Edited by Amy Blume-Marcovici

    When Therapists Cry addresses one of the most authentic and singularly human experiences a therapist can have in therapy: crying. While therapist crying in therapy is the explicit focus of this book, it is used as a springboard for understanding the various ways in which therapists’ emotions come…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge

  • Life's End

    Technocratic Dying in an Age of Spiritual Yearning

    By David Wendell Moller

    The explicit purpose of this book is to analyze dying and death in the cosmopolitan, modern setting. There is, however, an additional theme that is implicit in the analysis and observations. The portrait of dying, which is provided in the pages of the book, also tells us a great deal about life. It…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Traumatic Loss

    A Guide to Theory and Practice

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Gerry R. Cox, Robert G. Stevenson

    The Handbook of Traumatic Loss adopts a broad, holistic approach that recognizes traumatic loss much more fully as a multidimensional human phenomenon, not simply a medical condition. Initial chapters build a foundation for understanding traumatic loss and explore the many ways we respond to trauma…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Králová, Tony Walter

    Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction

    Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish

    By Browne Lewis

    Posthumous reproduction refers to the procedure that enables a child to be conceived using the gametes of a dead person. Advances in reproductive technology mean it is now possible to assist in creating a life after you die, and in recent years the number of women who have attempted to get pregnant…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting After Perinatal Loss

    By Joann M O'Leary, Jane Warland

    Despite research which highlights parents’ increased anxiety and risk of attachment issues with the pregnancy that follows a perinatal loss, there is often little understanding that bereaved families may need different care in their subsequent pregnancies. This book explores the lived experience of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge

  • The Law and the Dead

    By Heather Conway

    The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

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