Research in Death Studies

Series Editor: David Balk

Research in Death Studies is a new monograph series which focuses on the latest issues and findings within the areas of death, dying, and bereavement. This growing field of psychology has grabbed the attention of scholars, grief counselors, and clinical practitioners, and continues to be a popular area of study among undergraduate and graduate students. Books in the series explore such themes as counseling, clinical psychology, clinical social work, trauma and thanatology, among others. They are research-based and will appeal to academics, practitioners and students in the field.

We are accepting submissions for single authored, co-authored, and edited collections. Please submit proposals to series editor David Balk ( and Christina Chronister (

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 
    Research in Death Studies