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- 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...
- Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99
A shocking and powerful account of lynching written by activist, journalist, and former slave Ida B. Wells In the postbellum American South, lynching was a frightfully common occurrence, perpetrated so frequently that most Southern politicians and leaders turned a blind eye to the practice. This vicious form of vigilante ?justice? was in truth... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
In the century following the Civil War, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia legally executed hundreds of men and women convicted of capital crimes. Based on exhaustive research of court records, newspapers death certificates and even gravestones, this book provides the essential details of each case. Arranged by... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 8.64
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...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 27.66
Seit 1990 hat sich die Kinderhospizarbeit zu einem wichtigen Pfeiler im Unterstützungssystem für lebensverkürzend erkrankte Kinder/Jugendliche und ihre Familien entwickelt. Nach englischem Vorbild bietet die deutsche Kinderhospizarbeit heute vielfältige Angebote der Begleitung, Beratung und Hilfe. Sie setzt sich zusammen aus stationären Kinderhospizen,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
An inevitable and universal experience, dying is experienced by individuals in different ways, often related to the character of our relationships, family structures, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and economic means. Drawing on extensive qualitative fieldwork with patients, carers and health professionals in Australia and the United Kingdom,... more...