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Death and Dying

Death and Dying
A Reader

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November 2008 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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, while the final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching in the field of death and dying.

By drawing together information, reflection and experience this authoritative text will broaden your understanding of the subject area. The book will be a core text for students in nursing, medicine, social work, counselling and health and social care. It will also be essential reading for all professionals and carers who come into contact with death and bereavement.

Death and Dying: A Reader is the Set Book for the Open University course Death and Dying (K260).

Carol Komaromy
Seymour Fisher
Motionless Body
Carol Komaromy
The Sight and Sound of Death: The Management of Dead Bodies in Residential and Nursing Homes for Older People
Deborah Lupton
Foucault and the Medicalization Critique
Regis A Desilva
Death and the Maiden: End-of-Life Policy in the USA
Mark Cobb
The Dying Soul: Spiritual Care at the End of Life
David Webster
Death and Religion
Cathy E Lloyd
Mortality: World Variations in Death and Dying
Sarah Earle
Allan Kellehear
A Social History of Dying
Peter A Singer and Kerry W Bowman
Quality End-of-Life Care: A Global Perspective
Carol Komaromy
The State of Dying
Mercedes Bern-Klug, Charles Gessert and Sarah Forbes
The End-of-Life and Implications for Social Work Practice
Sarah Earle et al
Understanding Reproductive Loss: The Moment of Death
Richard Harding and Irene J Higginson
What Is the Best Way to Help Caregivers in Cancer and Palliative Care?
Jacqueline H Watts
Illness and the Creative Arts: A Critical Exploration
Mary Twomey
Eve Garrard
What Is Ethics?
Anne-Marie Slowther
The Role of the Family in Patient Care
T Vince and A Petros
Should Children's Autonomy Be Respected by Telling Them of Their Imminent Death?
Jane E Seymour
Critical Moments: Death and Dying in Intensive Care
Allan Kellehear
Brain Death: A Sociological View
Stephen Wilkinson
Palliative Care and the Doctrine of Double Effect
Sarah Earle
Neil Small
Theories of Grief: A Critical Review
Leonie Kellaher, David Prendergast and Jenny Hockey
In the Shadow of the Traditional Grave
Miri Nehari, Dorit Grebler and Amos Toren
A Voice Unheard: Grandparents' Grief over Children Who Died of Cancer
Liz Rolls
The Ritual Work of UK Childhood Bereavement Services
Eugénie Mukanoheli
Facilitating Bereavement Recovery and Restoring Dignity to the Genocide Victims in Rwanda
Jennifer Clark and Majella Franzman
The Making of Roadside Memorials
Kylie Veale
Online Memorialization
Sarah Earle
Marilyn Kendall et al
Key Challenges and Ways forward in Researching the 'Good Death'
Margo J Milne and Cathy E Lloyd
Keeping the Personal Costs down: Minimizing Distress When Researching Sensitive Issues
Louise Rowling
The Role of the Qualitative Researcher in Loss and Grief Research
Judith Dorrell et al
Growing up with HIV: The Experiences of Young People Living with HIV since Birth in the UK
Stuart Todd
The Absence of Death and Dying in Intellectual Disability Research
Gayle Letherby
Researching Reproductive Loss
Bridging Work Group
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Bereavement

This book offers extensive knowledge and information concerning issues related to death and dying, incorporating relevant literature and research that will provide students and practitioners in this area with current reflection and theory, in addition to promoting further critical thinking and research.

Trish Staples
Bereavement Volunteer
Cruse Bereavement Care

A good resource for tutors and learners based around end of life care and its response.

Miss Zoe Viscardini
Southend Campus, South Essex College - Basildon
October 3, 2018

Well presented book easy to read

Heulwen Morgan-Samuel
School of Health Science, University of Wales - Swansea
July 7, 2014

not that different from texts already being used on the course

Dr Brian Nyatanga
Institute of Health and Society, Worcester University
March 6, 2013

Was hoping for more philosophical discussions on death rather than the more specific research questions that the book covers. Too many articles are out of the scope of the subject.

Dr Anasuya Jegathevi
Department of Psychology, HELP University College
July 12, 2012

I think that the chapters that focus around the end of life will be of interest to our students as they explore some of the issues. I have also found the writing around the topics of research in sensitive areas of great use to my MSc students.

Mr Simon Nixon
Health , Birmingham City University
May 22, 2012

Adopting the anthology instead

Ms Anna Davenport
Materials Science Research Centre, Glyndwr University
January 3, 2012

This is an excellent book - covering a range of issues for student to get to grips with.

Dr Diane Willis
School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee
September 15, 2011

This is a very interesting and helpful textbook that uses evidence based practice, reflections and experience to help anyone involved in end of life care of a wide variety of patients.
It covers all aspects of care, ethics and religious beliefs that help the reader explore and challenge the contemporary issues involved.
I used this textbook to guide a student nurse who was extremely uncomfortable and frightened to conduct last offices on a patient, and there are many concise but very useful sections that I was able to use. The student nurse still has this book so it must still be useful and serving it's purpose.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
July 7, 2011

Focus on managing death and dying

Alison Brown
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
July 4, 2011

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