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- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95
The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we loveùand what can happen without such planning. Contributors... more...
- Gallery Books 2013; US$ 16.00
In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and?slowly, painfully, and miraculously?her cautious return to hope and love. Until the horrific car accident on New York State?s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers?spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill?illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy?and ?providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience? ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 11.99
This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself. When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they shared housework and holidays, and a life of easy intimacy seemed to beckon. But Didi's sweetness and intelligence soon... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled End of Life' which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78
Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination.In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2006; US$ 24.59
Mit Beiträgen von U. Baier-Schröder, G.D. Borasio, C. Burkhard, A. Duroux, W. Eisenmenger, A. Enders, A. Faschinger, G. Fröhlich, M. Führer, M. Griese, R.J. Jox, S. Müller, T. Nicolai, D. Niethammer, K. Reiter, A. Renz, T. Roser, I. Schmid, A. Schulze, M. Silc, C. Sommerauer, I. Wermuth, S. Zang, S. Zehentmeier Diese im deutschen Sprachraum bisher... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 23.65
Das Wachkoma ist eines der größten Rätsel der modernen Medizin. Entscheidungen, die Patienten im Wachkoma betreffen, erfordern eine umfassende Betrachtung, die die Perspektiven aller Akteure berücksichtigt. Was wissen Mediziner über das Wachkoma und wie ist der Stand der Hirnforschung? Wie erleben Angehörige, Pflegende und Therapeuten diesen Zustand?... more...