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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).

 
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING DEATH
Carol Komaromy
Introduction
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
 
PART TWO: CARING AT THE END OF LIFE
Sarah Earle
Introduction
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
 
PART THREE: MORAL AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PRACTICE
Mary Twomey
Introduction
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
 
PART FOUR: EXPLORING GRIEF AND RITUAL AFTER DEATH
Sarah Earle
Introduction
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
 
PART FIVE: RESEARCHING DEATH AND DYING
Sarah Earle
Introduction
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

Death and Dying: A reader covers everything necessary for a learner within any health or social care discipline pertaining to this very pertinent subject

Mr Nick Purkis
Interprofessional Studies, Winchester University
April 12, 2011

A very useful and readable book to read alongside sociology of birth literature. I think it is vitally important to draw parallels between these two rites of passage.

Dr Mary Stewart
School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London
February 1, 2011

A thoughtful exploration of a topic essential to nurse training.

Pamela Pringle
social work and mental health, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 27, 2010

Good text for students who want to deleve deeper into end of life issues

Ms Sarah Lee
Dept of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
May 20, 2010
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