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Death, Society, and Human Experience, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Robert J. Kastenbaum

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 16, 2011

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For courses in death and dying in departs of sociology, social work and psychology.

 

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.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1. BRIEF

2. COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

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         


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: As We Think About Death

A History of Death?

Not Thinking About Death: A Failed Experiment

Your Self-Inventory of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Feelings

Some Answers – And The Questions They Raise

Man is Mortal: But What Does That Have To DO With Me? 

Anxiety, Denial, and Acceptance: Three Core Concepts 

Studies and Theories of Death Anxiety 

Major Findings From Self-Reports of Death Anxiety 

Theoretical Perspectives on Death Anxiety

Accepting and Denying Death

 

Chapter 2: What is Death?              

Ideas About The Nature And Meaning Of Death 

Death As Observed, Proclaimed, And Imagined 

Biomedical Approaches To The Definition Of Death 

Event Versus State 

What Does Death Mean? 

Interpretations Of The Death State 

Conditions That Resemble Death 

Death As A Person 

Conditions That Death Resembles 

The Undead 

Death As An Agent Of Personal, Political, And Social

 

Chapter 3: The Death System           

A World Without Death                

Basic Characteristics Of The Death System 

Components Of The Death System 

Functions Of The Death System 

Disasters And The Death System 

How Our Death System Has Been Changing—And The “Deathniks” Who Are Making A Difference 

Causes Of Death: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow 

Basic Terms And Concepts 

 

Chapter 4: Dying 

The Moment Of Death: Is It Vanishing? 

What Is Dying, And When Does It Begin? 

Trajectories Of Dying: From Beginning To End 

Guarded Feelings, Subtle Communications 

Individuality And Universality In The Experience Of Dying 

Theoretical Models Of The Dying Process 

    

Chapter 5: Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice: A New Flowering From Ancient Roots 

Standards Of Care For The Terminally Ill 

Hospice In Action 

Relief Of Pain And Suffering 

Hospice Access, Decision Making, And Challenges 

Dame Cicely Saunder’s Reflections On Hospice 

 

Chapter 6: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions

From Description To Decision Making 

Who Should Participate In End-Of-Life Decisions? 

The Living Will And Its Impact 

Right-To-Die Decisions That We Can Make 

A Right Not To Die? The Cryonics Alternative 

Organ Donation 

Funeral-Related Decisions 

         

Chapter 7: Suicide

What Do The Statistics Tell Us? 

Four Problem Areas 

Some Cultural Meanings Of Suicide 

A Powerful Sociological Theory Of Suicide 

Some Individual Meanings Of Suicide 

Facts And Myths About Suicide 

Suicide Prevention 

Emerging Issues And Challenges 

 

Chapter 8: Violent Death: Murder, Terrorism, Genocide, Disaster, and Accident

Murder 

Terrorism 

9/11/01 And Its Consequences 

Accident And Disaster 

               

Chapter 9: Euthanasia, Assisted Death, Abortion, and the Right to Die               

“I Swear By Appollo The Physician”: What Happened To The Hippocratic Oath? 

Key Terms And Concepts 

Our Changing Attitudes Toward A Right To Die 

The Right-To-Die Dilemma: Case Examples 

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