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Death & Dying

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  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...

  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing... more...

  • Nothing To Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.38

    'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography',... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Childby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 6.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families The pain and shock when a child dies can seem unbearable. But expert-on-grief Katherine Fair Donnelly, who has suffered many personal losses, has gained wisdom and strategies for emotional recovery. By sharing, understanding,... more...

  • Freedom to Dieby Derek Humphrey; Mary Clement

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    The strength of the right-to-die movement was underscored as early as 1991, when Derek Humphry published Final Exit, the movement's call to arms that inspired literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who wished to understand the concepts of assisted suicide and the right to die with dignity. Now Humphry has joined forces with attorney Mary Clement... more...

  • Being Brettby Douglas Hobbie

    Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 8.99

    Douglas Hobbie lives in Conway, Massachusetts, with his wife. more...

  • The Hour of Our Deathby Philippe Aries

    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...

  • Otherworld Journeysby Carol Zaleski

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 29.99

    Dozens of books, articles, television shows, and films relating "near-death" experiences have appeared in the past decade. People who have survived a close brush with death reveal their extraordinary visions and ecstatic feelings at the moment they died, describing journeys through a tunnel to a realm of light, visual reviews of their past... more...

  • Qualifizierungskurs Palliative Care für Seelsorgendeby Thomas Hagen; Traugott Roser; Hermann Reigber; Bernadette Fittkau-Tönnesmann; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 8.38

    Das Curriculum für den Qualifizierungskurs "Palliative Care für Seelsorgende", erwachsen aus der Praxis eines ökumenisch geleiteten Kurses und geprägt durch einen spezifischen, überkonfessionellen Zugang zum Begriff Spiritualität, bietet eine Übersicht über Lernziele und inhaltliche Schwerpunkte des Kurses. Themen sind u. a. Grundlagen von... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A transformative, fascinating theory?based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research?reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die... more...