Death, Dying and Bereavement

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Donna Dickenson, Malcolm Johnson, Malcolm Lewis Johnson, Jeanne Samson Katz, Jeanne Katz
SAGE, Dec 8, 2000 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 388 pages
`This second edition, which has also been edited by Samson Katz, utilizes around half of the original text, of which a significant portions has been revised and updated. The remainder comprises new material reflecting both the changes in attitudes generally towards death and dying, and also designed to meet the needs of students undertaking the revised curriculum of the K260. This book will stimulate thinking and challenge the personal views of both academics and those in practice. ...[A] valuable tool for both those new to the area of palliative and cancer care and those experienced professionals searching for a new angle on several key topics in relation to ethical issues occurring in this speciality... [A]n excellent balance of theoretical contents and moving prose... [T]his book is directed towards all professionals working in health and social care. ...This book is a must for pre-registration students wishing to gain greater understanding of the psychosocial issues faced by those with a terminal illness and their significant others' - Nurse Education Today

The fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling collection combines academic research with professional and personal reflections. Death, Dying and Bereavement addresses both the practical and the more metaphysical aspects of death. Topics such as new methods of pain relief, guidelines for breaking bad news, and current attitudes to euthanasia are considered, while the mystery of death

and its wider implications are also explored.

A highly distinctive interdisciplinary approach is adopted, including perspectives from literature, theology, sociology and psychology. There are wide-ranging contributions from those who come into professional contact with death and bereavement - doctors, nurses, social workers and councellors. In addition there are more intimate personal accounts from carers and from bereaved people.

Death, Dying and Bereavement is the Course Reader for The Open University course Death and Dying, which is offered as part of The Open University Dilpoma in Health and Social Welfare.

Praise for the First Edition:

`The book does give a broad overview of many of the issues around death, dying and bereavement. It raises the reader's awareness and encourages deeper investigation at every level. It is easy to reda and therefore accessible to a wide audience' - Changes

`Provides a richly woven tapestry of personal, professional and literary accounts of death, dying and bereavement' - Health Psychology Update

`Offers a unique collection of fascinating information, research, stories, poems and personal reflections. It is unusual to experience such a diversity of writings in one book' - Nursing Times

`It brings together the knowledge and skills from a multi-occupational group and thereby offers and opportunity, to whoever reads it, to enable better experiences for those who are dying and bereaved' - Journal of Interprofessional Care

`For those trying to help the dying and bereaved, this volume will inspire and move you as much as it will inform and guide your work' - Bereavement Care

`Provides a unique overview, and in many areas, penetrating insights into various aspects of death, dying and bereavement. One of it's major strengths is that it brings together a wide and varied discourse on death across cultures and through time' - British Journal of Sociology

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Contents

Life and Death Introduction
1
Death in Staithes David Clark
4
Death denied Philippe Ariès
10
the public invigilation of private emotion Tony Walter Jane Littlewood and Michael Pickering
14
Approaches to death in Hindu and Sikh communities in Britain Shirley Firth
28
Demographic change and the experience of dying Clive Seale
35
Health policy and services for dying people and their carers Christina R Victor
44
Sudden death from suicide Stella Ridley
54
Jewish perspectives on death dying and bereavement Jeanne Samson Katz
183
The syllabus Mitch Albom
192
Dying trajectories the organization of work and expectations of dying Anselm Strauss
196
Sitting it out Elizabeth Dean
200
A very easy death Simone de Beauvoir
203
Teach me to hear mermaids singing Clare Vaughan
206
Dilemmas and Decisions at the End of Life Introduction
209
Learning the hard way Clare Williams
212

The dream T R S
58
The good death? Mary Bradbury
59
Little Henry or God will take care of me H M Benson
64
Death be not proud John Donne
66
Aubade Philip Larkin
67
Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas
69
The Prophet Kahlil Gibran
70
Doctors mask on pain Jane Martin
71
Spiritual care of dying people Alyson Peberdy
73
Death and the meaning of life Leo Tolstoy
82
Caring for Dying People Introduction
87
Extending specialist palliative care to all? David Field and Julia AddingtonHall
91
The case for palliative care in residential and nursing homes Moyra Sidell Jeanne Samson Katz and Carol Komaromy
107
Complementary medicine its place in the care of dying people Patrick C Pietroni
122
Speaking out Sarah Palmer
129
Caring for mother plus portscript Susan Leifer
131
Living with MS Richard Were
136
Saturday Times column 3 10 98 John Diamond
142
The alphabet JeanDominique Bauby
144
a practical guide Robert Buckman
146
Saturday Times column 23 1 99 John Diamond
174
Communicating with dying children Dorothy Judd
176
Somebody loves me Anthony Masters
214
The death of Ivan Ilyich Leo Tolstoy
220
Intimacy and terminal care Judy Gilley
227
The use of deception in nursing Kevin Teasdale and Gerry Kent
232
Donotresuscitate decisions Johannes J M van Delden
240
donotresuscitate decisions in the acute surgical wards of an English district general hospital Basiro Davey
250
The main tradition Fiona Randall and R S Downie
263
Right to die or duty to live? The problem of euthanasia William Grey
270
seven reasons why they
284
an argument against certain advance
291
Palliative care and the doctrine of double effect
299
J E Ellershaw M J Baines N Sykes and C M Saunders
319
processes
325
The social distribution of sentiments Lindsay Prior
332
Crosscultural perspectives on bereavement Shirley Firth
338
A single parent confronting the loss of an only child
350
When a baby dies a fathers view Gavin Fairbairn
360
The grief that does not speak Maureen Oswin
367
death by murder Lesley Moreland
376
December Douglas Dunn
383
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