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Death & Dying

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  • Death and Dyingby Sudhir Kakar

    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... more...

  • Life or Deathby Daniel J. Baum

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference ? or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied? This is the question that legal expert Daniel Baum explores in Life or Death . more...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2006; US$ 23.86

    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...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 22.94

    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$ 20.18

    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...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 23.86

    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...

  • Fandom, Image and Authenticityby Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis. Through death, they became icons. However, the lead singers have been removed from their humanity, replaced by easily replicated and distributed commodities bearing their image. This book examines how the anglicised singers provide secular guidance to the modern consumer in an ever more uncertain world. more...

  • Memory Matters in Transitional Peruby Margarita Saona

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Commemorating traumatic events means attempting to activate collective memory. By examining images, metonymic invocations, built environments and digital outreach interventions, this book establishes some of the cognitive and emotional responses that make us incorporate the past suffering of others as a painful legacy of our own. more...

  • Organ Donation in Japanby Maria-Keiko Yasuoka

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is the first book to delve into the challenging and taboo Japanese concepts of life and death surrounding organ transplantation. more...

  • Economies of Deathby Patricia Lopez; Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional... more...