The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying11th Edition
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.
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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