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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying,9780073532011

The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying

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Edition: 9th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 10/14/2010
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education

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This text does a marvelous job of addressing the socio-cultural aspects of death in America and the world. The chapter on suicide is both helpful and haunting. There are so many excellent illustrations and photographs in this textbook, that it really comes alive for the students. I ordered this rental textbook from ecampus and I'm glad to receive it in time.






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Summary

The best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of death and dying. Integrating the experiential, scholarly, social, individual, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, the eighth edition of this acclaimed text has been revised to offer cutting-edge and comprehensive coverage of death studies.

This new edition of The Last Dance provides solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical application to students' lives. Emphasis on the values of compassion, listening, and tolerance for the views of others, prepares students to handle the instances of death and dying they will face in various facets of their lives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Attitudes Toward Death: A Climate of Change

Chapter 2 - Learning About Death: The Influence of Sociocultural Forces

Chapter 3 - Perspectives on Death: Cultural and Historical

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 TraumaticDeath

Chapter 14 - Beyond Death / After Life

Chapter 15 - The Path Ahead: Personal and Social Choices

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