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Dealing with death : a handbook of practices, procedures and law

Author: Jennifer Green; Michael Green
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'This handbook forms a very comprehensive study of dealing with death, which will be of use to all those involved in end of life care.'. - Lucy Sutton, National Council for Palliative Care. Dealing with Death is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for professionals on the procedures, laws and cultural customs that should be observed when someone dies. This completely updated and expanded second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Green; Michael Green
ISBN: 1846425123 9781846425127
OCLC Number: 551889796
Language Note: English.
Notes: Previous edition: London: Chapman & Hall, 1992.
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Dealing with Death: A Handbook of Practices, Procedures and Law: Second Edition --
Contents --
PREFACE --
A NOTE ON THE TEXT --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS --
Part 1. Legal and Technical Aspects --
Chapter 1. Customs and Laws --
Chapter 2. Medical Certification of Cause of Death --
Chapter 3. Registration of Death --
Chapter 4. Coroners and Coroner's Inquiries --
Chapter 5. Fetal Loss, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Sudden Death in Infancy --
Chapter 6. The Autopsy and Mortuary Practice --
Chapter 7. Funeral Direction and Disposal by Burial --
Chapter 8. Disposal by Cremation --
Chapter 9. Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation --
Chapter 10. The Law and Practice of Exhumation --
Part 2: Considerations for the Living, Care of the Dying, and Death with Dignity --
Chapter 12. Palliative Care --
Chapter 13. Medico-legal Issues at the End of Life --
Chapter 14. Last Offices --
Chapter 15. Bereavement --
Chapter 16. The Control of Infection in Life and in Death --
Part 3: Religious, Ethnic and Cultural Aspects of Dying and Death --
Chapter 17. Christianity and the Sacraments --
Chapter 18. The Anglican Church (The Church in Wales, the Church in Ireland, the Episcopalian Church in Scotland) --
Chapter 19. The Roman Catholic Church --
Chapter 20. Free Churches and Other Churches --
Chapter 21. Jehovah's Witnesses --
Chapter 22. The Mormon Church --
Chapter 23. Christian Science --
Chapter 24. The African-Caribbean Community --
Chapter 25. Rastafarianism --
Chapter 26. The Jewish Faith --
Chapter 27. Buddhism --
Chapter 28 The Baha'i Faith --
Chapter 29. Islam --
Chapter 30. Hinduism --
Chapter 31. Sikhism --
Chapter 32. Zoroastrians (Parsees) --
Chapter 33. The Chinese Community --
Chapter 34. The Japanese Community --
Chapter 35. HIV/AIDS --
APPENDIX A. ORGANISATIONS WHICH MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER HELP WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS OF DYING AND DEATH --
APPENDIX B. SOURCES OF ADVICE ON FORENSIC PATHOLOGY --
APPENDIX C. FURTHER READING --
SUBJECT INDEX --
AUTHOR INDEX --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Jennifer Green and Michael Green.

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