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Death in the midst of life : social and cultural influences on death, grief, and mourning

Author: Jack B Kamerman
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the health care professions and the institutional care of the dying.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kamerman, Jack B.
Death in the midst of life.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1988
(OCoLC)988074967
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack B Kamerman
ISBN: 0131977083 9780131977082
OCLC Number: 15195364
Description: xv, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : death in the context of American life --
The social construction of death --
Death and social values --
Hospitals, hospices, and "homes" : institutional settings for dying as a role career --
The health-care professions and the management of death and dying --
Grief and bereavement in their social and cultural context --
Mourning, public and private --
Suicide --
Near-death experiences --
The death of pets --
Children and death --
Postscript : death in the midst of life.
Responsibility: Jack B. Kamerman.

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