Death Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World

The book takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement. MySearchLab is a part of the Kemp program.

Author: Alan R. Kemp

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0205790763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Helps students confront and understand a painful reality Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. The book takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement. MySearchLab is a part of the Kemp program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore the Sociology of Death and Dying in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. This title is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

Death Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World

Drawing from the work of Ernest Becker, Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a Changing World provides a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach to the study of death, putting extra emphasis on how death takes place in a rapidly ...

Author: Alan R. Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401685

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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In this introductory text on thanatology, Alan Kemp continues to take on the central question of mortality: the centrality of death coupled with the denial of death in the human experience. Drawing from the work of Ernest Becker, Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a Changing World provides a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach to the study of death, putting extra emphasis on the how death takes place in a rapidly changing world. This new, second edition includes the most up-to-date research, data, and figures related to death and dying. New research on the alternative death movement, natural disaster-related deaths, and cannabis as a form of treatment for life-threatening illnesses, and updated research on physician-assisted suicide, as well as on grief as it relates to the DSM-5 have been added.

Young People s Perspectives on End of Life

Death, dying and bereavement in a changing world. New Jersey, US: Pearson. Lee, R. (2008). Modernity, Mortality and re-enchantment: The death taboo revisited. Sociology, 42(4), 745–759. Lee, R. M. (1993). Doing research on sensitive ...

Author: Sarah Coombs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319536316

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This book challenges adult assumptions that young-people do not, cannot and should not think about death. The author uses everyday material objects in order to facilitate a range of conversations, revealing lively engagement with the topic. Cultural resources, such as literature and film, provide a rich variety of perspectives on and responses to death, whilst equally providing an opportunity to challenge many of these representations as unreal and unauthentic. The book contains personal narratives of loss and memories of loved ones, presenting a variety of encounters with significant deaths, the stories being told in an array of vibrant, amusing and emotive ways. Similarly, death is explored from a variety of religious and scientific frameworks, highlighting rich and changing perspectives. Such shifting and exciting vistas are a largely undiscovered part of young-people's lives and situate them in a landscape not often associated with childhood. Young-People's Perspectives on End-of-Life will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Childhood and Youth Studies, Death Studies, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Sociology, Anthropology and Education.

Handbook of the Sociology of Death Grief and Bereavement

A social history of dying. Cambridge: Cambridge University ... In Clark, D. (Ed.), The sociology of death: Theory, culture, practice, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 69–84. ... Death and religion in a changing world. Abingdon, UK.

Author: Neil Thompson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315453842

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can be useful across a broad spectrum of grief-related topics and concerns. Guidance is given in each chapter to help spur readers to examine other topics in thanatology through a sociological lens. Scholars, students, and professionals will come away from the handbook with a nuanced understanding of the social context –cultural differences, power relations, the role of social processes and institutions, and various other sociological factors – that shape grief experiences.

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

Religious rule continues to hold sway in the matter of death in today's changing world, where Turks and Moroccans might find ... Death, dying and disposal between orthodox rule and historical convention1 mourned as no one before him.

Author: Colin Murray Parkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134789788


Page: 274

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All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and though science has had a major impact on views of death, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many who come into contact with the dying and the bereaved from other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures, provides a handbook with which to meet the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors and others involved in the care of the dying and bereaved. Written by international authorities in the field, this important text: * describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions * explains their psychological and historical context * shows how customs change on contact with the West * considers the implications for the future This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the issue of death.

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

In C. L. W. Chan & A. Y. M. Chow (Eds.), Death, dying and bereavement: A Hong Kong Chinese experience (pp. 253–260). ... In K. Garces-Foley (Ed.), Death and religion in a changing world (pp. 69–92). Armonk, NY: Sharpe.

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000449693

Category: Psychology

Page: 478

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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is the authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. The classic edition includes a new preface from the lead editors discussing advances in the field since the book’s initial publication. The book’s chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that shares the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience. It’s an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.

Our Changing Journey to the End Reshaping Death Dying and Grief in America 2 volumes

Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America Christina Staudt Ph.D., J. Harold Ellens ... These offer a glimpse into the private/public world of grieving on the Internet. Language in these spontaneous memorials is dramatically different ...

Author: Christina Staudt Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440828461

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 676

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This novel, cross-disciplinary collection explains how dying, death, and grieving have changed in America, for better or worse, since the turn of the millennium. • Shows how high health care costs; concern for the environment; and a diverse, aging population necessitate rethinking the care of those who are at the end of life • Discusses controversial topics such as extending life versus quality of life and the politics and laws governing assisted suicide and integrating our final resting place into the urban landscape • Addresses the effects of the Internet and social media on customs surrounding dying and mourning • Includes cross-disciplinary insights from fields as diverse as psychology, religion, medicine, law, and popular culture

Handbook of Thanatology

The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement David K. Meagher, David E. Balk ... Kathleen Carces-Foley's Death and Religion in a Changing World (2006) is a good place to begin. The book Dead but not ...

Author: David K. Meagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726507

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

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If ever there was an area requiring that the research-practice gap be bridged, surely it occurs where thanatologists engage with people dealing with human mortality and loss. The field of thanatology—the study of death and dying—is a complex, multidisciplinary area that encompases the range of human experiences, emotions, expectations, and realities. The Handbook of Thanatology is the most authoritative volume in the field, providing a single source of up-to-date scholarship, research, and practice implications. The handbook is the recommended resource for preparation for the prestigious certificate in thanatology (CT) and fellow in thanatology (FT) credentials, which are administered and granted by ADEC.

Death Dying and Bereavement

Everyone can benefit from development and dissemination of better understanding the meanings of death, dying, ... more effectively to the multidimensional needs of whole persons living with disease and relearning the world in grief.

Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826171429

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan Second Edition

How we grieve: Relearning the world. ... In J. M. Stillion & T. Attig (Eds.), Death, dying, and bereavement: Contemporary perspectives, institutions, ... Creative aging: Rethinking retirement and non-retirement in a changing world.

Author: PhD Carolyn Ambler Walter, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826120298

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Praise for the First Edition: "[This book] represents a significant advance because it looks at the issues from a bio-psychosocial perspective. To a social worker who has worked mainly in a medical and nursing environment, this is a great step forward." --Bereavement Care "[Offers] valued sensitivities, knowledge, and insights, and most importantly, age-appropriate interventions for a range of significant losses....Counselors will want to keep this indispensable work close at hand." -Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Author, Counseling Individuals With Life-Threatening Illness This unique text for undergraduate and masterís level social work and counseling courses on loss, grief, and bereavement is distinguished by its biopsychosocial perspective and developmental framework. The book addresses grieving patterns and intervention strategies according to the life trajectory and provides clinical intervention tools and strategies for coping according to the developmental stage of an individual. It incorporates losses beyond death loss, with special focus on losses related to maturational development. The second edition reflects new research that has clarified and underscored the value of theories examined in the first editionóparticularly in the areas of continued bonds, disenfranchised grief, and ambiguous grief. It describes how grieving is influenced by biological responses to stress, psychological responses to loss, and social norms and support networks. The second edition includes significant new information on trauma and resilience and addresses the use of mindfulness practices with grief and loss. It focuses on the changing role of technology including expressions of grief and loss in social media and public forums. Updated information is provided regarding hospice and palliative care, , along with housing issues in aging. A completely new chapter examines grief and loss counseling with emerging adults, and changes in the DSM 5 are covered as well. Additional new features include chapter objectives, discussion questions, an instructorís manual, PowerPoint slides, and updated resources. New to the Second Edition: New information on trauma and resilience Using mindfulness practices with grief and loss Updated theory and empirical findings The changing role of technology in grief Expressions of grief and loss in social media and public forums Transitions due to economic and health changes Changes in the DSM 5 New chapter on emerging adults (ages 18-25) Instructorís manual and PowerPoint slides New information on hospice, palliative care and aging Housing issues in aging/disability New information on issues facing young and older US veterans and families Updated resources Chapter objectives and discussion questions Key Features: Uses a developmental framework for grief and loss Incorporates notions of loss beyond death, including unique maturational losses Integrates new grief theories with empirical findings and intervention techniques Utilizes neurobiological and biological information within a counseling text Focuses on non-pathologizing approaches to sadness, loss, and grief