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Introducing death and dying : readings and exercises

Author: Thomas K Carr
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of death and dying, this book is a collection of originally written introductions, primary readings, study questions, small group exercises, relevant website links and suggestions for further research. It gathers together current and classical statements on death and dying from religious, philosophical, psychological, ethical, and practical perspectives. Specific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas K Carr
ISBN: 0131831038 9780131831032
OCLC Number: 59879785
Description: xi, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why Study Death? 1. Death Beliefs. 2. Death Philosophies. 3. Death Visions. 4. Death Ethics. 5. Death Emotions. 6. Death Preparations.
Other Titles: Death and Dying
Responsibility: Thomas K. Carr.

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Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of death and dying, this book is a collection of originally written introductions, primary readings, study questions, small group exercises, relevant website links and suggestions for further research. It gathers together current and classical statements on death and dying from religious, philosophical, psychological, ethical, and practical perspectives. Specific chapter discussions cover heaven, hell, near-death experiences, communicating with the dead, euthanasia, capital punishment, suicide, the five responses to dying, coping with grief, preparing for death spiritually, and much more. For individuals wishing to educate themselves on death and dying, by small group study leaders (in churches, e.g.) to facilitate discussion on topics related to death, and by hospital administrators responsible for educating staff on palliative and end-of-life care.

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