Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An anthology

Earle, Sarah; Bartholomew, Caroline and Komaromy, Carol eds. (2009). Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An anthology. UK: Sage.



This anthology offers a unique collection of personal accounts of death, dying, and bereavement. It examines representations of death, dying, and bereavement in fiction, poetry, the media and the internet, as well as exploring visual representations of death and dying.

Key Features

Includes visual representations of the changing meaning of death within societies

Provides examples of the ways in which the web is being used to give and receive support when people are dying or when they have been bereaved

Examines the moral, ethical, and emotional issues involved in caring for people at the end-of-life

Offers personal accounts of miscarriage, the role of humor in coping with death, the death of a parent in early adulthood, suicide, and the impact of autopsy

Presents reflections from survivors and people who have been bereaved following traumatic and mass death and disaster.

This highly distinctive book will be key reading for professionals, students, and those involved in the care of dying and bereaved people.

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