On Death and Dying

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On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work forty years ago, are now part of our common understanding of bereavement. The five stages were first identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her work with dying patients at the University of Chicago and were considered phases that all or most people went through, when faced with the prospect of their own death. They are now often accepted as a response to any major life change. However, in spite of these terms being in general use, the subject of death is still surrounded by conventional attitudes and reticence that offer only fragile comfort because they evade the real issues. This groundbreaking book is still relevant – giving a voice to dying people and exploring what impending death means to them, often in their own words. People speak about their experience of dying, their relief in expressing their fear and anger and being able to move forward to a state of acceptance and peace. Ideal for all those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief, this book contains a new extended introduction from Professor Allan Kellehear. This additional chapter re-examines On Death and Dyinglooking at how it has influenced contemporary thought and practice.

On Death and Dying

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On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

Questions and Answers on Death and Dying

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Questions and Answers on Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

On Death and Dying is one of the most important books ever written on the subject and is still considered the bench-mark in the care of the dying. It became an immediate bestseller, and Life magazine called it "a profound lesson for the living." This companion volume consists of the questions that are most frequently asked of Dr. Kübler-Ross and her compassionate answers. She discusses accepting the end of life, suicide, terminal illness, euthanasia, how to tell a patient he or she is critically ill, and how to deal with all the special difficulties surrounding death. Questions and Answers on Death and Dying is a vital resource for doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, social workers, and lay people dealing with death and dying.

Life Lessons

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Life Lessons by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler Summary

Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide us through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the dying have shown the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again. Some of these lessons are enormously difficult to master, but even the attempts to understand them can be deeply rewarding. Here, in fourteen accessible chapters, from the Lesson of Love to the Lesson of Happiness, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and, above all, about the grandness of who we really are.

Perspectives on Death and Dying

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Perspectives on Death and Dying by June L. Leishman Summary

In the past, most people encountered death at a relatively young age. Dying relatives were cared for at home, and mortality rates were higher. Today, there is much less familiarity with death, which increasingly takes place in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes. This wide-ranging and enlightening book offers an exploration of death and dying as human conditions that impact on the individual, their significant others and those involved with their care and well-being. It is aimed at medical and healthcare staff, social workers and counsellors, as well as social sciences and health psychology students, professional health and social care educationalists, and anyone with an interest in this topic. Drawing on aspects of social anthropology, history, and the social and behavioural sciences, the book examines the customs, attitudes and beliefs surrounding death and dying. Emphasis is placed on the unique experience of death for each individual, and the book highlights the challenges faced by those who work with people who are dying or those who have experienced loss through death. In addition, each chapter ends with some reflective questions that allow the reader to consider certain issues at a more personal level.

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

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Dying, Death, and Bereavement by Lewis R. Aiken Summary

This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under "thanatology" receive thorough consideration. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material. This fourth edition features material on: * moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia; * the widespread problem of AIDS and other deadly diseases; * the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and * the resumption of capital punishment in many states. The book's enhanced multicultural tone reflects the increased economic, social, and physical interdependency among the nations of the world. Topics receiving increased attention in the fourth edition are: terror management; attitudes and practices concerning death; cross-cultural concepts of afterlife; gallows humor, out-of-body experiences; spiritualism; mass suicide; pet and romantic death; euthanasia; right to die; postbereavement depression; firearm deaths in children; children's understanding of death; child, adolescent, adult, and physician-assisted suicide; religious customs and death; confronting death; legal issues in death, dying and bereavement; death education; death music; creativity and death; longevity; broken heart phenomenon; beliefs in life after death; new definitions of death; children's acceptance of a parent's death; terminal illness; and the politics of death and dying.

Death and Dying

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Death and Dying by Sarah Earle,Carol Komaromy,Caroline Bartholomew Summary

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. The final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching the field of death and dying.

Les derniers instants de la vie

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Les derniers instants de la vie by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

Nous pouvons essayer de nous rendre maîtres de la mort en la défiant. En nous lançant à grande vitesse sur les autoroutes, en rentrant indemnes de la guerre, nous pouvons nous sentir immunisés contre la mort. Est-ce là l'expression de nos vœux les plus infantiles, la projection de nos rêves de toute puissance et d'immortalité ? Si toute une société souffre d'une telle crainte et nie aussi évidemment la mort, les moyens de défense auxquels elle recourt seront forcément destructeurs. Les guerres, les émeutes, le nombre croissant de meurtres et d'autres crimes pourraient bien n'être que les indices de notre incapacité à assumer la mort dignement. Ne faut-il pas repartir à zéro, tenter de concevoir notre propre mort et apprendre à affronter cet événement, tragique mais inévitable, avec une peur moins irrationnelle ?

Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief

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Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief by Donald P. Irish,Kathleen F. Lundquist,Vivian J. Nelsen Summary

This volume is directed towards professionals who work in the fields concerning death and dying. These professionals must perceive the needs of people with cultural patterns which are different from the "standard and dominant" patterns in the United States and Canada. Accordingly, the book includes illustrative episodes and in-depth presentations of selected "ethnic patterns".; Each of the "ethnic chapters" is written by an author who shares the cultural traditions the chapter describes. Other chapters examine multicultural issues and provide the means for personal reflection on death and dying. There are also two bibliographic sections, one general and one geared towards children. The text is divided into three sections - Cross-Cultural and Personal perspectives, Dying, Death, and Grief Among Selected Ethnic Communities, and Reflections and Conclusions.; The book is aimed at those in the fields of clinical psychology, grief therapy, sociology, nursing, social and health care work.

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement

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Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement by Michael Leming,George Dickinson Summary

Using a social-psychological approach, this edition remains solidly grounded in theory and research, but places greater emphasis on the individual and coping with death and dying. These two well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On Children and Death

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On Children and Death by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

On Children and Death is a major addition to the classic works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose On Death and Dying and Living with Death and Dying have been continuing sources of strength and solace for tens of millions of devoted readers worldwide. Based on a decade of working with dying children, this compassionate book offers the families of dead and dying children the help -- and hope -- they need to survive. In warm, simple language, Dr. Kübler-Ross speaks directly to the fears, doubts, anger, confusion, and anguish of parents confronting the terminal illness or sudden death of a child.

On Grief and Grieving

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On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler Summary

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth K]bler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book - a fitting completion to her work. Ku bler-Ross's groundbreaking work On Death and Dying changed the way we think and talk about the end of life. Weaving together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, this book will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief.Available only in Nonfiction 4.

Living with Death and Dying

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Living with Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

In this compassionate and moving guide to communicating with the terminally ill, Dr. Elisabeth Küebler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on the workshops that have made her famous and loved around the world, she shows us the importance of meaningful dialogue in helping patients to die with peace and dignity.

Vivre avec la mort et les mourants

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Vivre avec la mort et les mourants by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Summary

Alors que les repères religieux traditionnels se sont en grande partie effacés, notre société prend conscience, après des décennies d'indifférence ou de tabou, qu'il lui faut aujourd'hui inventer une nouvelle approche de la mort. Soins palliatifs, accompagnement psychologique des mourants : sur ces thèmes, objets d'un débat désormais largement ouvert dans le monde médical et au-delà, ce livre apporte une contribution essentielle. Médecin, pionnière en ce domaine, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross a rassemblé des témoignages concrets, issus de dix ans de travail auprès d'adultes et d'enfants proches de la mort. Comment faire en sorte que chacun puisse, le moment venu, apprivoiser l'idée de sa propre disparition ? Comment apporter au mourant l'écoute dont il a besoin, tout en le laissant libre de choisir ses interlocuteurs, les soins qu'il souhaite, le cadre où il préfère vivre ses derniers jours ? Quel rôle peuvent jouer les proches, les médecins, les infirmières, les psychothérapeutes, les membres du clergé ? A toutes ces questions, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross apporte des réponses tirées de son expérience. Abordant le sujet particulièrement douloureux de la mort des enfants, elle nous invite à une réflexion non seulement médicale et psychologique, mais philosophique et spirituelle.

Death and Dying

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Death and Dying by Jean McBee Knox Summary

Discusses that great mystery, death, as perceived through the ages; dying with dignity; the dimensions of grief; and the quest for immortality.

Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

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Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan by Hikaru Suzuki Summary

This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being replaced in some cases by the scattering of ashes and forest mortuary ritual, and how Japanese thinking on relationships, the value of life, and the afterlife are changing. Throughout, it assesses how these changes reflect changing social structures and social values.

Death and Dying

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Death and Dying by Paul A. Winters Summary

Offers opposing thoughts on the controversial aspects of death

Death and Dying

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Death and Dying by Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby Summary

Examines death and dying in literary works ranging from the poetry of Emily Dickinson to Elie Wiesel's "Night."

Death and Dying

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Death and Dying by James Haley Summary

Presents a collection of articles discussing various topics about death, euthanasia, and assisted suicide.