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Death & Dying

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  • 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Dieby Loren Rhoads

    Hachette Books 2017; US$ 28.00

    A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents . More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's P?re Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate... more...

  • Death Need Not Be Fatalby Malachy McCourt; Brian McDonald

    Center Street 2017; US$ 28.00

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  • Last Wishby Betty Rollin

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 20.00

    At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading. Last Wish is an intimate, fiercely honest memoir of a daughter's struggle to come to terms with her terminally ill mother's decision to die. More than... more...

  • Good Practices in Palliative Careby David Oliviere; Rosalind Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 84.95

    A team of two practitioners in psychosocial palliative care and an academic have drawn together the work of twenty-eight highly experienced practitioners. Good Practices in Palliative Care : a psychosocial perspective provides detailed descriptions of innovatory practices and how they were developed, together with clear practice principles. This unique... more...

  • Suicide as a Dramatic Performanceby David Lester

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Each suicide is as unique as the individuals involved, especially if one examines the nature of the act and to what extent these acts can be viewed as a theatrical performance. Focusing on the dramatic aspects of suicide may seem tangential to the physical and mental pain experienced by those who try to kill themselves, but dramatic aspects often provide... more...

  • Awareness of Dyingby Barney G. Glaser; Anselm L. Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Should patients be told they are dying? How do families react when one of their members is facing death? Who should reveal that death is imminent? How does hospital staff-doctors, nurses, and attendants-act toward the dying patient and his family? more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby José Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • Human remains and identificationby Élisabeth Anstett; Jean-Marc Dreyfus

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context... more...

  • The Afterlife Experimentsby Gary E. Schwartz; William L. Simon; Deepak Chopra

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 24.99

    An esteemed scientist's personal journey from skepticism to wonder and awe provides astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death? Are love and life eternal? This exciting account presents provocative evidence that could upset everything that science has ever taught. Daring to risk his worldwide academic reputation, Dr. Gary... more...

  • The End Is Just the Beginningby Arlene Churn

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 19.00

    A nationally revered minister and certified grief specialist shares words of comfort for Africans Americans in mourning. Every culture has unique ways of coping with the devastating loss of a loved one, but in some households these important traditions have succumbed to the modern emphasis on returning to the business of life. Knowing from firsthand... more...