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Handbook of Death and Dying

Author : Clifton D. Bryant
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"More than 100 scholars contributed to this carefully researched, well-organized, informative, and multi-disciplinary source on death studies. Volume 1, "The Presence of Death," examines the cultural, historical, and societal frameworks of death, such asthe universal fear of death, spirituality and varioius religions, the legal definition of death, suicide, and capital punishment. Volume 2, "The Response to Death," covers such topics as rites and ceremonies, grief and bereavement, and legal matters after death."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Windy City Dying

Author : Eleanor Taylor Bland
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Marti MacAlister, Eleanor Taylor Bland's popular African-American heroine, is forced to confront some extremely personal demons from long ago-her husband Johnny MacAlister is long-buried, but now someone from Johnny's past is back, looking for him, and Marti fears she knows who it might be. In the meantime, her work as a suburban Chicago homicide detective has taken her back in time in another way, to a group of children she once counseled, each now four years older and with four more year's worth of problems. There's LaShawna, now seventeen and with her own four-year-old daughter; Padgett, all grown up at twelve but still living with his alcoholic mother; and then Jose, fifteen, who's in the most trouble of them all. He's been accused of murder, but the Jose that Marti remembers could not have committed such a terrible crime. Her first step is to find out what could have happened in the past four years to lead Jose to such a desperate act, and she hopes her second step will be to prove his innocence. It won't be easy, though; just what's going on with this tight group of kids, and how does it relate to the increasingly foreboding sense of doom Marti gets about the mystery man who's nosing around the remnants of her distant past? She's not sure, but she knows she must figure it all out, and soon, before another of the children, or even Marti herself, falls into grave danger. Windy City Dying is another taut, absorbing read from one of the masters of mystery fiction.

The Sacred Art of Dying

Author : Kenneth Kramer
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Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

Death and Dying Life and Living

Author : Charles Corr
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Practical and inspiring, this best-selling book helps students learn to cope with encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. The text discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people’s understandings and practices associated with such encounters. The book also offers practical guidelines for constructive communication designed to encourage productive living in the face of death. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Death and Dying

Author : Sarah Earle
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This book draws together a range of both classic and newly commissioned pieces on the multidisciplinary study of death and dying. Organized into five parts, the book begins with a general exploration of the meaning of death, before moving on to consider caring at the end-of-life. Further readings explore the moral and ethical dilemmas in the context of death and dying. The fourth part of the book examines the issue of grief and ritual after death. The final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching the field of death and dying.

On Death and Dying

Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work forty years ago, are now part of our common understanding of bereavement. The five stages were first identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her work with dying patients at the University of Chicago and were considered phases that all or most people went through, when faced with the prospect of their own death. They are now often accepted as a response to any major life change. However, in spite of these terms being in general use, the subject of death is still surrounded by conventional attitudes and reticence that offer only fragile comfort because they evade the real issues. This groundbreaking book is still relevant – giving a voice to dying people and exploring what impending death means to them, often in their own words. People speak about their experience of dying, their relief in expressing their fear and anger and being able to move forward to a state of acceptance and peace. Ideal for all those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief, this book contains a new extended introduction from Professor Allan Kellehear. This additional chapter re-examines On Death and Dyinglooking at how it has influenced contemporary thought and practice.

A Practical Guide to Death and Dying

Author : John White
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Many people are so afraid of death that they dont want to think about it, hear about it, or plan for it. But death must be understood and prepared for -- otherwise we will live in fear and burden our loved ones with unanswered questions and unnecessary responsibilities. In A Practical Guide to Death and Dying, consciousness researcher John White provides a thorough, compassionate look at death and explores the biology, psychology, and metaphysics of ones own demise. In addition to recounting the personal stories of those who have developed a healthy attitude toward death, White also offers a program for personal action. He provides information about the evidence of life after death; how to eliminate fears about death; how to plan for it; practical exercises for learning how to die; and where to find more help. A Practical Guide to Death and Dying will benefit readers who are ill and those who are healthy, readers who care for the dying, and readers who are curious about what lies ahead.

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

Author : Philip Jevon
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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the managementand care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines thepracticalities and legal issues associated with death, theprinciples of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principlesof dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all thepractical issues surrounding death, including symptom control,resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, thelast offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentationissues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issuesinvolved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assistedeuthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceasedpatient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
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“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Awareness of Dying

Author : Barney G. Glaser
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Should patients be told they are dying? How do families react when one of their members is facing death? Who should reveal that death is imminent? How does hospital staff-doctors, nurses, and attendants-act toward the dying patient and his family?