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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
This remarkable book?the fruit of almost two decades of study?traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation... more...
- Cleis Press 2013; US$ 16.95
There?s a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care—nearly 44 percent of all deaths—and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religious movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain, using evidence taken from contemporary journals,... more...
- University of Delaware 2013; US$ 64.99
D.T. Siebert?s Mortality?s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears?mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought come into play: from the psychological, theological, and philosophical to the literary, all brought together under the idea and ideal of the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
There is something unsettling, but also powerful, in the encounter with individual and collective experiences of human suffering. Intensive Media explores the discomfort and fascination initiated by instances of pain and suffering, their 'aversive affects', as they trouble but also vitalise contemporary media environments. more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
We all have a 100% chance of dying?eventually. But what are the world?s biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible? Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer?s comprehensive and thorough... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.11
Hauptbeschreibung Die Debatte um die Euthanasie seit dem 19. Jahrhundert und ihre Bedeutung für die aktuelle Diskussion um die Sterbehilfe. Ethische Fragen der Sterbehilfe und der Sterbebegleitung sind hochaktuell, aber nicht neu. Spätestens seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wird über die Euthanasie, über einen durch den Arzt herbeigeführten guten... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 25.95
As we live longer and die slower and differently than our ancestors, we have come to rely more and more on end-of-life caregivers. These workers navigate a changing landscape of old age and death that many of us have little preparation to encounter. How We Die Now is an absorbing and sensitive investigation of end-of-life issues from the perspectives... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.99
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... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 25.00
In this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents? desires for ?Good Deaths? and the forces within medicine that stood in the way. Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had... more...