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Suicide

  • Suicideby Stephen Palmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    All practitioners working in the caring and helping professions face many challenges and questions when dealing with suicidal clients: Is this client being serious? Can I do more? What should I do? Should I refer on? Should I break confidentiality? Have I assessed this client correctly? Both experienced practitioners and trainees wish to have more... more...

  • Before We Say Goodbye: Preparing for a Good Deathby Ray Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An inspiring but practical resource for preparing for one?s death, including moving stories, thought-provoking quotations and comforting prayers and hymns, as well as how to prepare a will and make funeral arrangements. more...

  • Before We Say Goodbye: Preparing for a Good Deathby Ray Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An inspiring but practical resource for preparing for one?s death, including moving stories, thought-provoking quotations and comforting prayers and hymns, as well as how to prepare a will and make funeral arrangements. more...

  • American Afterlifeby Kate Sweeney

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...

  • Culture, Suicide, And The Human Conditionby Marja-Liisa Honkasalo; Miira Tuominen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity,... more...

  • The Gift and its Paradoxesby Olli Pyyhtinen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...

  • Cultural Diversity and Suicideby Mark M Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book adds a vital and overlooked dimension—diversity—to suicide assessments and interventions The literature on the relationship between culture and suicide has historically been widely scattered and often difficult to find. Cultural Diversity and Suicide summarizes that widespread literature so that counselors can begin to include diversity... more...

  • A Community of Mortalsby Alexandra Zelman-Doring

    Random House 2014; Not Available

    What is it like to have someone die in your arms? Can we return from the dead? And why has nobody heard of therapeutic hypothermia? Forced to come to terms with doctors pronouncing her husband 'clinically dead', Alexandra Zelman-Doring embarks on an exploration of what death means to us and how we might face it. Initally she is overwhelmed... more...

  • Final Chaptersby Roger Kirkpatrick

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 14.95

    A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying. more...

  • The Gender of Suicideby Katrina Jaworski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert bodies of knowledge. With attention to Durkheim's founding study of suicide, as well as discourses within sociology, law, medicine, psy-knowledge... more...