(2009). The state of dying.
In: Earle, Sarah; Komaromy, Carol and Bartholomew, Caroline eds.
Death and Dying: A Reader.
Published in association with The Open University.
UK: Sage, pp. 73–79.
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About the book: This book draws together a range of both classic and newly commissioned pieces on the multidisciplinary study of death and dying.
Organized into five parts, the book begins with a general exploration of the meaning of death, before moving on to consider caring at the end-of-life. Further readings explore the moral and ethical dilemmas in the context of death and dying. The fourth part of the book examines the issue of grief and ritual after death. The final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching the field of death and dying.
By drawing together information, reflection, and experience this authoritative text will broaden your understanding of the subject area. The book is designed as a core text for students in nursing, medicine, social work, counseling, and health and social care. It will also be essential reading for all professionals and care givers who come into contact with death and bereavement.
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