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Death & Dying

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  • Making an Exitby Sarah Murray

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Thoughtful, amusing, and provocative, Making an Exit will transform the way you look at life's last passage. Because, as Murray discovers, death is, for many, not an ending but the start of something new. Author and journalist Sarah Murray never gave much thought to what might ultimately happen to her remains?that was, until her father... more...

  • Leben im Komaby Ralf J. Jox; Katja Kühlmeyer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 23.50

    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...

  • Patientenverfügungby Hans-Joachim Heßler; Ralf J. Jox; Christoph Meier; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 20.68

    Nach langer Diskussion hat der Bundestag 2009 ein Gesetz zur Patientenverfügung verabschiedet. Die Erwartungen an das Gesetz waren hoch: Es sollte Rechtssicherheit für Ersteller und Anwender einer Patientenverfügung schaffen und Hinweise zu deren konkreter Ausgestaltung geben, unter Vermeidung einer zu starken Verrechtlichung des Lebensendes. Inwieweit... more...

  • "Können Sie denn gar nichts mehr für mein Kind tun?"by Monika Führer; Ayda Duroux; Gian Domenico Borasio

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2006; US$ 24.44

    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...

  • Soziale Arbeit in Palliative Careby Sabine Pankofer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer; Maria Wasner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 24.44

    Neben Medizin und Pflege spielt die Soziale Arbeit bei der Begleitung von Patienten und ihren Familien die wichtigste Rolle im multiprofessionellen Palliative-Care-Team. Dieses Handbuch bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der Bedeutung, Aufgabe und Wirkung Sozialer Arbeit im Bereich Palliative Care. Es gibt den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisstand... more...

  • The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Deadby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers?from Lucretius... more...

  • Rest in Peaceby Gary Laderman

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...

  • Cliffs of Despairby Tom Hunt

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.99

    Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England?a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...

  • Nothing to Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If... more...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...