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Death, Society, and Human Experience - 6th edition

Death, Society, and Human Experience (ISBN10: 0205264778; ISBN13: 9780205264773)
ISBN13: 978-0205264773
ISBN10: 0205264778

Summary: The newest edition of the landmark text in death education, Death, Society, and Human Experience, provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding death and the dying process. Through case examples and reflective exercises, it allows students of all fields to reflect upon their own experiences to several types of death issues. Robert Kastenbaum has an extensive background in the field of death education through his work as a clinical psychologist, hospital adm
inistrator, educator, and researcher.

Features:
Provides a wide-ranging and coherent introduction to death-related issues, concepts, and controversies from the perspectives of the social and behavioral sciences, health care, and humanities.

Examines the newest developments on controversial social topics such as the Oklahoma City bombing, physician-assisted death, and The Patient's Self-Determination Act.

Discusses new approaches to understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, spontaneous memorialization, and the growth of the hospice movement.

New To This Edition:
Chapter Glossaries.

Appendix of Learning Resources which recommends national organizations, journals, and videos.

A new chapter specifically focusing on HIV/AIDS.

An expanded violent death chapter that covers homicide, terrorism, accidents, and natural disasters.
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Summary: The newest edition of the landmark text in death education, Death, Society, and Human Experience, provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding death and the dying process. Through case examples and reflective exercises, it allows students of all fields to reflect upon their own experiences to several types of death issues. Robert Kastenbaum has an extensive background in the field of death education through his work as a clinical psychologist, hospital administrator, educator, and researcher.

Features:
Provides a wide-ranging and coherent introduction to death-related issues, concepts, and controversies from the perspectives of the social and behavioral sciences, health care, and humanities.

Examines the newest developments on controversial social topics such as the Oklahoma City bombing, physician-assisted death, and The Patient's Self-Determination Act.

Discusses new approaches to understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, spontaneous memorialization, and the growth of the hospice movement.

New To This Edition:
Chapter Glossaries.

Appendix of Learning Resources which recommends national organizations, journals, and videos.

A new chapter specifically focusing on HIV/AIDS.

An expanded violent death chapter that covers homicide, terrorism, accidents, and natural disasters. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 98
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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