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Death : current perspectives

Author: Edwin S Shneidman
Publisher: Palo Alto, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Death.
Palo Alto, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1984
(OCoLC)564132972
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Shneidman
ISBN: 0874847133 9780874847130
OCLC Number: 10480101
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 489 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The relations between life and death, living and dying / Arnold Toynbee --
The terror of death / Ernest Becker --
The pornography of death / Geoffery Gorer --
Appropriate and appropriated death / Avery Weisman --
The social inequality of death / Calvin Goldscheider --
When, why, and where people die / Monroe Lerner --
Five variations on four themes / Philippe Aries --
Various ways in which human beings have sought to reconcile themselves to the fact of death / Arnold Toynbee --
Illness as metaphor / Susan Sontag --
Human dissatisfactions / John Fowles --
Death / Robert Nisbet --
Brain death / Robert M. Veatch --
Model legislation and statutes on the definition of death / President's commission for the study of ethical poblems in medicine and biomedical and behavioral research --
The lost theme / Robert Jay Lifton --
Speaking of death with the dying / John Hinton --
The ritual drama of mutual pretense / Barney G. Glaser, Anselm L. Strauss --
Lies to the sick and dying / Sissela Bok --
Death, uses of a corpse, and social worth / David Sudnow --
Malignancy: dialogues with life-threatening illnesses / Edwin S. Shneidman --
Common fallacies about dying patients / Avery Weisman --
Children and death / Judith Stilion, Hannelore Wass --
Being sick and facing 80: observations of an aging therapist / Martin Grotjahn --
Reactions to one's own fatal illness / Erich Lindermann --
St. Christopher's hospice / Cicely Saunders --
Some aspects of psychotherapy with dying persons / Edwin S. Shneidman --
Feelings / A. Alvarez --
The concept of rational suicide / Margaret Pabst Battin --
Suicide among the gifted / Edwin S. Shneidman --
Philosophers on suicide / Jacques Choron --
Definitions of suicide / Jack D. Douglas --
The suicide attempt / Erwin Stengel --
A grief observed / C.S. Lewis --
Do we survive death? / Bertrand Russell --
The process of mourning and grief / Lily Pincus --
Postventions and the survivor-victim / Edwin S. Shneidman --
Agents of death / Gil Elliot --
Night / Elie Wiesel --
The nuclear age / Robert Jay Lifton, Eric Olson --
A proposal for international disarmament / George F. Kennan.
Responsibility: edited by Edwin S. Shneidman.

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