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Understanding dying, death, and bereavement

Author: Michael R Leming; George E Dickinson
Publisher: Australia ; United States : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Leming; George E Dickinson
ISBN: 0155066188 9780155066182
OCLC Number: 52261173
Notes: Revised edition of: Understanding dying, death & bereavement. 4th ed. c1998.
Description: xvii, 558 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Studying Dying, Death, and Bereavement --
Current Interest in Death and Dying --
Mortality Statistics --
Approaches to the Study of Dying and Death --
The American Experience of Death --
Defining Death --
The Meaning of Dying and Death --
The American Experience of Death --
Contemporary Attitudes toward Death --
Contemplating One's Own Death --
Growing Up With Death --
Childhood --
Adolescence --
Adulthood --
Perspectives on Death and Life After Death --
The Need to Look Beyond Death --
Diversity in Perspectives --
Religious Interpretations of Death --
Temporal Interpretations of Death --
Near-Death Experiences --
The Dying Process --
Death Meanings --
Relating to the Dying Person --
Dying with Dignity --
The Dying Child --
Living with Dying --
Understanding and Coping with the Illness --
Treatment Options --
Palliative Care --
The Hospice Movement --
Dying in the American Health-Care System --
The Medical Model Approach to Dying --
Death Education in Medical Schools --
Public Policy and Health Needs of the Critically Ill --
The Cost of Dying --
Biomedical Issues and Euthanasia --
Ethical Behavior --
Use of the Body in Medical Research and Training --
Organ Transplantation --
Euthanasia --
Suicide --
Changing Attitudes Toward Suicide --
Social Factors Involved in Suicide --
Theoretical Perspectives on Suicide --
Suicide Through the Life Cycle --
Rational Suicide --
Diversity in Death Rituals --
Understanding Death Rituals --
Mourning Behaviors --
Customs at Death --
Death Rituals of Major Religious Groups --
The Business of Dying --
The Business of Preparing the Dead --
The American Practice of Funeral Service --
Alternatives to the Funeral --
New Trends in Funeral Service --
The Business of Burying the Dead --
Cemeteries Today --
Life Insurance --
The Legal Aspects of Dying --
Establishing the Cause of Death --
Advance Directives --
Disposition of Property --
Coping with Loss --
The Bereavement Role --
The Grieving Process --
Assisting the Bereaved --
Coping with Violent Death --
Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle --
Grieving Parents and the Loss of a Child --
Grieving Children and Adolescents --
Grieving Adults --
Dying, Death, and Bereavement in the 21st Century: A Challenge.
Other Titles: Understanding dying, death & bereavement
Responsibility: Michael R. Leming, George E. Dickinson.

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