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Title The study of dying : from autonomy to transformation / edited by Allan Kellehear

Publ Info Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
 RWU Main Library  HQ1073 .S786 2009    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HQ1073 .S786 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ1073 S786 2009    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ1073 .S786 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"What is it really like to die? Though our understanding about the biology of dying is complex and incomplete, greater complexity and diversity can be found in the study of what human beings encounter socially, psychologically and spiritually during the experience. Contributors from disciplines as diverse as social and behavioural studies, medicine, demography, history, philosophy, art, literature, popular culture and religion examine the process of dying through the lens of both animal and human studies. Despite common fears to the contrary, dying is not simply an awful journey of illness and decline; cultural influences, social circumstances, personal choice and the search for meaning are all crucial in shaping personal experiences. This intriguing volume will be of interest to clinicians, professionals, academics and students of death, dying and end of life care, and anyone curious about the human confrontation with mortality"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Death -- Social aspects
Death -- Psychological aspects
Mesh Subject Thanatology
Attitude to Death
Add Author Kellehear, Allan, 1955-
ISBN 9780521517676
9780521739054 (paperback)
0521739055 (paperback)