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Death, Society, and Human Experience

Death, Society, and Human Experience - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205264773

Cover of Death, Society, and Human Experience 6TH 98 (ISBN 978-0205264773)
ISBN13: 978-0205264773
ISBN10: 0205264778
Edition: 6TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

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Death, Society, and Human Experience - 6TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205264773

Robert Kastenbaum

ISBN13: 978-0205264773
ISBN10: 0205264778
Edition: 6TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Kastenbaum, Robert J. : Arizona State University

Table of Contents

1. As We Think About Death.
2. What Is Death? What Does Death Mean?
3. The Death System.
4. Causes of Death: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
5. Dying.
6. The Hospice Approach to Terminal Care.
7. AIDS: Living in the Valley of the Shadow.
8. Suicide.
9. Violent Death: Murder, War, Terrorism, Disaster, and Accident.
10. Assisted Death and the Right to Die.
11. Death in the World of Childhood.
12. Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning.
13. The Funeral Process.
14. Do We Survive Death?
15. How Can We Help?


Appendix: Selected Learning Resources.
Index.

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