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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00
An interdisciplinary text based on the author's experience as a practising psychiatric social worker and social researcher. This book provides an analysis of research on suicide, exploring possible 'causes' and how best to intervene, and makes the case for a science based practice 'art'. International rates of suicide are also examined. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.46
Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world?so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of Internet chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to savor the most caustic and literate obits of all.... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00
A suicidal girl's diary, discovered after her death, gives gripping insight into why her self-esteem and will to live eroded, how she became a "pretender" to evade help, and - with narrative and comments from a psychiatrist included in this book - shows what this tragedy can teach us about better prevention and treatment strategies needed. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 47.99
Organised around a dramatic account of D. H. Lawrence's desperate struggle against tuberculosis, and of the bizarre events which followed his death, this book offers a series of often grimly humorous reflections on death and dying. Lawrence is the main focus throughout but there are references to a number of other famous literary consumptives. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 5.99
Foreword. Preface. One: Crisis. Walking into Madness. A Colossal Wave of Despair. Death on the Mind. The Jump. Saying Goodbye. One of Many in a Desolate Club. Mourning the Thousands. Two: The Background Story. Intelligent and Spirited Child Meets Urban Black World. Turbulent Beginnings. The Hidden Background Story: Biology and Genetics. "Escape"... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 94.99
In this updated edition, the authors examine the issues of death and dying as a continuum, from death education and care of the dying to grief and bereavement. It is a multidisciplinary guide to the important issues surrounding dying and bereavement in today's health care and social environment. Nurses, social workers, physicians, mental health workers,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 49.95
As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95
The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia provides the most thorough overview of the ethical and legal issues raised by assisted suicide and euthanasia--as well as the most comprehensive argument against their legalization--ever published. In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses... more...