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Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying

Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073405469

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ISBN13: 978-0073405469
ISBN10: 0073405469
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
International: No

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Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying - 8TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073405469

Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland

ISBN13: 978-0073405469
ISBN10: 0073405469
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Widely recognized as the best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying, 8th Edition is an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying, and bereavement. No prerequisite courses are necessary for students to appreciate the text's comprehensive treatment, sensitive writing, and unbiased presentation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue David Gordon Gordon, David 1

Ch. 1 Attitudes Toward Death: A Climate of Change 5

Ch. 2 Learning About Death: The Influence of Sociocultural Forces 47

Ch. 3 Perspectives on Death: Cultural and Historical 85

Ch. 4 Death Systems: Mortality and Society 127

Ch. 5 Health Care: Patients, Staff, and Institutions 167

Ch. 6 End-of-Life Issues and Decisions 199

Ch. 7 Facing Death: Living with Life-Threatening Illness 239

Ch. 8 Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition 273

Ch. 9 Survivors: Understanding the Experience of Loss 311

Ch. 10 Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents 351

Ch. 11 Death in the Lives of Adults 385

Ch. 12 Suicide 413

Ch. 13 Threats of Horrendous Death 453

Ch. 14 Beyond Death/After Life 491

Ch. 15 The Path Ahead: Personal and Social Choices 525

Epilogue David Gordon Gordon, David 551

Notes 553

Credits and Sources 627

Name Index 631

Subject Index 644

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