Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Contemporary Perspectives, by Judith Stillion PhD CT, Thomas Attig PhD

By Judith Stillion PhD CT, Thomas Attig PhD

Delivers the collective knowledge of premiere students and practitioners within the dying and death circulation from its inception to the present.

Written via luminaries who've formed the sphere, this capstone publication distills the collective knowledge of ultimate students and practitioners who jointly have approximately a millennium of expertise within the loss of life and demise stream. The publication bears witness to the evolution of the circulation and provides the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and significant participants earlier and current. Its chapters handle modern highbrow, institutional, and perform advancements in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral perform; demise schooling; and being concerned of the death, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized.

With a breadth and intensity present in no different textual content on loss of life, loss of life, and bereavement, the publication disseminates the taking into account fashionable authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters speak about the main major aspects of early improvement, evaluation vital present paintings, and examine significant demanding situations and hopes for the long run within the components in their services. a considerable chronology of significant milestones within the modern flow introduces the e-book, frames the chapters to stick to, and gives assistance for additional, in-depth studying. The booklet first specializes in the interdisciplinary highbrow achievements that experience shaped the root of the sphere of thanatology. The part on institutional concepts encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the demise and their households; funeral carrier; and loss of life schooling. The part on practices addresses methods to counseling and delivering help for people, households, and groups on matters relating to demise, bereavement, suicide, trauma, catastrophe, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies demanding situations and appears towards destiny advancements that promise to maintain, additional increase, and enhance the movement.


  • Distills the knowledge of pioneers in and significant participants to the modern demise, demise, and bereavement movement
  • Includes dwelling witness debts of the movement's evolution and critical milestones
  • Presents the easiest modern pondering in thanatology
  • Describes modern institutional advancements in hospice and palliative care, funeral perform, and demise education
  • Illuminates most sensible practices in care of the loss of life, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

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