Death Dying and Bereavement

Author: Donna Dickenson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761968571
Release Date: 2000-09-28
Genre: Social Science

The fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling collection combines academic research with professional and personal reflections. Death, Dying and Bereavement addresses both the practical and the more metaphysical aspects of death. Topics such as new methods of pain relief, guidelines for breaking bad news, and current attitudes to euthanasia are considered, while the mystery of death and its wider implications are also explored. A highly distinctive interdisciplinary approach is adopted, including perspectives from literature, theology, sociology and psychology. There are wide-ranging contributions from those who come into professional contact with death and bereavement - doctors, nurses, social wo

Death and Dying

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781847875105
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

Making Sense of Death Dying and Bereavement

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781847875129
Release Date: 2008-12-03
Genre: Medical

This anthology offers a unique collection of personal accounts of death, dying, and bereavement. It examines representations of death, dying, and bereavement in fiction, poetry, the media and the internet, as well as exploring visual representations of death and dying.

The Sociology of Healthcare

Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317864530
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Social Science

The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled ‘End of Life’ which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the most difficult and challenging areas of care. The ‘End of Life’ chapter includes information on changing attitudes to death, theories of death and dying, and palliative care. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to address diversity issues such as gender, ethnicity and disability. In addition, expanded and updated chapters include ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Health Inequalities’. The text is further enhanced through the use of case studies that relate theory to professional practice, and discussion questions to aid understanding. Links to websites direct the reader to further information on health, social wellbeing and government policies. This book is essential reading for all students of healthcare including nursing, medicine, midwifery and health studies and for those studying healthcare as part of sociology, social care and social policy degrees. “In an age when health policy follows an individualist model of “personal responsibility” this book by Alan Clarke demonstrates with a vast array of evidence, just how much there is such a thing as society. An excellent overall book.” Dr. Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Death Dying and Disposal

Author: Peter C. Jupp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349243037
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Social Science

This book utilises a dynamic analysis of mortality to acknowledge shifts of emphasis in cultural and religious traditions. A central concern is the diversity of representations of death to be found within the varying cultural, religious, medical and legal systems of contemporary western societies. Since the construction of death mores has social implications, a major element of the book is an examination of the way in which groups and individuals employ specific representations of mortality in order to generate meaning and purpose for life and death.

Bunker Diary

Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423422147
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Erstmals im Taschenbuch Sechs Personen in einem Bunker, festgehalten von einem namenlosen Entführer, dessen Identität ebenso unklar ist wie sein Motiv. Der sechzehnjährige Linus ist der Erste. Die neunjährige Jenny sowie vier Erwachsene folgen. Der Willkür des unbekannten Täters ausgesetzt, suchen Linus und seine Mitgefangenen nach einem Weg, in dieser gnadenlosen Situation das zwangsweise Miteinander erträglich zu machen. Doch als der Entführer beginnt, sie aufeinander loszuhetzen, eskaliert die Situation. Einer der meistdiskutierten Romane der letzten Jahre, ausgezeichnet mit der Carnegie Medal 2014.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 9783641189365
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104028484
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Fiction

»Dieses Buch bietet eine andere, ernsthaftere Alternative zum materiellen Erfolg an. Das heißt, es ist eigentlich weniger eine Alternative als viel-mehr eine Ausweitung der Bedeutung von ›Erfolg‹ auf etwas Größeres als das bloße Bemühen, eine gute Stellung zu finden und sich nichts zuschulden kommen zu lassen. Und auch etwas Größeres als bloße Freiheit. Es setzt ein positives Ziel, auf das man hinarbeiten kann, das einen aber nicht einengt. Das, so scheint mir, ist der Hauptgrund für den Erfolg des Buches. Es traf sich, daß die ganze Kultur genau nach dem auf der Suche war, was dieses Buch anzubieten hat.« Robert M. Pirsig

Death Dying and Social Differences

Author: David Oliviere
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199599295
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Medical

Society has become increasingly diverse; multi-cultural, multi-faith and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and working with the range of 'differences' among service users, families and communities in health and social care with ill, dying and bereaved people is a neglected area in the literature. As the principles of palliative and end of life care increasingly permeate the mainstream of health and social care services, it is important that professionals are sensitive and respond to the differing needs of individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, abilities and sexual orientations, as well as to the different contexts and social environments in which people live and die. This book explores what underpins inequality, disadvantage and injustice in access to good end of life care. Increasingly clinicians, policy planners, and academics are concerned about inequity in service provision. Internationally, there is an increasing focus and sense of urgency both on delivering good care in all settings regardless of diagnosis, and on better meeting the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. National initiatives emphasise the importance of resolving disparities in care and harnessing empowered user voices to drive change. This newly expanded, fully revised second edition, with 11 new chapters, provides a comprehensive analysis of discrimination, difference and disadvantage in end of life care, and offers practical guidance for all who seek to support the equitable provision of good end of life care.

Ageing and later life

Author: Julia Johnson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: UVA:X002436896
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Aging and Later Life examines the range of issues raised by aging in contemporary society. The collection is unique in combining academic and practitioner analyses with personal accounts. By taking a multidisciplinary approach that includes literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, and clinical perspectives, this lively and informative collection features essays by major authors and includes discussions of cultural aspects of self-image and identity, current concerns relating to health and well-being, and the reality of power and control in the care of older people. It also explores concepts and values that shape our understanding of aging, issues of policy and politics, and historical perspectives on aging and the possibilities for the future. Aging and Later Life is an invaluable sourcebook for students, practitioners, and researchers in social gerontology, sociology, psychology, health, and social work. "It is a real pleasure to recommend this very pleasing collection, which is a welcome addition to any gerontology library, personal or public." --Baseline

Die Farben der Magie

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492972222
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Fiction

Seit mehr als dreißig Jahren begeistern Terry Pratchetts Romane von der bizarren Scheibenwelt Millionen Leser weltweit. Die neun ersten Scheibenweltbände zählen unbestritten zu den besten. Sie liegen nun vollständig neu bearbeitet und aktualisiert vom Originalübersetzer Andreas Brandhorst vor - mit Sammelcover und in einzigartiger Ausstattung, die das Regal jedes Fans zum Pratchett-Schrein werden lässt.

Ageing in Society

Author: John Bond
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803989474
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Genre: Social Science

This Second Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to take account of recent theory and research. A new chapter has been added dealing with issues of death and dying, and particular attention has been paid to issues of gender and ethnicity in the social structuring of later life. It has been adopted by The Open University as a set book for its course K256 An Ageing Society.