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  • Modern Mummiesby Christine Quigley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found thousands of years later in a pyramid by archaeologists. But mummies need not be ancient. Modern-day mummies can be found under glass in special tombs built in their honor, in private collections where they have come to rest after decades on the carnival circuit, in dissecting rooms... more...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 20.81

    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...

  • Photography and Deathby Audrey Linkman

    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...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Siblingby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 6.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families When a brother or sister dies, surviving siblings often receive little support or recognition of their pain. But their grief is real, and there is a way to recover from it. Through intimate, true stories and interviews... more...

  • The Sociology of Healthcareby Alan Clarke

    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...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 24.59

    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 Truth About Suicideby Donna Holland Barnes; Robert N. Golden; Fred. L. Peterson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide kills more than 32,000 Americans each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death in the country. This work provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior - from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention. more...

  • All I Knowby Mary Coustas

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever. more...

  • The Baseball Necrologyby Bill Lee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    During his playing career, a baseball player's every action on the field is documented--every at bat, every hit, every pitch. But what becomes of a player after he leaves the game? This exhaustive reference work briefly details the post-baseball lives of some 7,600 major leaguers, owners, managers, administrators, umpires, sportswriters, announcers... more...

  • Becoming Dead Rightby Frances Shani Parker; Peter A. Lichtenberg

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2007; US$ 8.95

    All of us are entitled to the rewards of a peaceful, pain-free death. This book honors that with true stories about hospice patients and inspiring insights from the author. Becoming Dead Right guides us through the general and "how to" information maze that prepares us for dealing with death. Improving and expanding more...