BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Chapter 1: As We Think About Death Chapter 2: What is Death? Chapter 3: The Death System Chapter 4: Dying Chapter 5: Hospice and Palliative Care Chapter 6: End of Life Issues and Decisions Chapter 7: Suicide Chapter 8: Violent Death: Murder, Terrorism, Genocide, Disaster, and Accident Chapter 9: Euthanasia. Assisted Death, Abortion, and the Right to Die Chapter 10: Death in the World of Childhood Chapter 11: Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning Chapter 12: The Funeral Process Chapter 13: Do We Survive Death? Chapter 14: How Can We Help? Chapter 15: Good Life, Good Death?
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This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. The text focuses on both individual and societal attitudes and how they influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar in the field who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. (source: Nielsen Book Data)