The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying provides a comprehensive, up to date, and readable introduction to the study of death and dying. It directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today's culturally diverse environment. In a straightforward, conversational style, with an extensively illustrated format, The Last Dance provides a solid grounding in theory and research as well as in methods for applying what is learned to readers' own circumstances, both personal and professional. No other textbook so successfully combines the research and theories of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, art, ethics, health science, literature, philosophy, psychology, public policy, religion, and sociology. The eleventh edition of The Last Dance includes coverage of key topics yet retains the focus, writing, and pedagogy instructors have come to expect from the best-selling text in death studies. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
CHAPTER 1: Attitudes Toward Death: A Climate of Change
CHAPTER 2: Learning About Death: Socialization
CHAPTER 3: Perspectives on Death: Historical and Cultural
CHAPTER 4: Death Systems: Mortality and Society
CHAPTER 5: Health Care: Patients, Staff, and Institutions
CHAPTER 6: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
CHAPTER 7: Facing Death: Living with Life-Threatening Illness
CHAPTER 8: Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition
CHAPTER 9: Survivors: Understanding the Experience of Loss
CHAPTER 10: Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
CHAPTER 11: Death in the Lives of Adults
CHAPTER 12: Suicide
CHAPTER 13: Risks, Perils, and Traumatic Death
CHAPTER 14: Beyond Death / After Life
CHAPTER 15: The Path Ahead: Personal and Social Choices
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