This anthology directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today's multicultural environment. Authoritative voices of pioneers and pathﬁ nders in the ﬁ eld of death studies are joined by insightful commentators from intersecting disciplines, bringing depth and range of coverage to current knowledge about death, dying, and bereavement. This approach encourages critical thinking and allows students to examine their own feelings and beliefs about the path ahead.
Part 1 Cultural contexts: confronting death; multicultural perspectives on dying and death. Part 2 Social issues: the health-care system; medical ethics and decision-making; violence; suicide. Part 3 Personal dimensions of loss: the experience of grief; recognizing hidden sorrow; social support for survivors; coping with life-threatening illness. Part 4 Death in life: death education for living; acknowledging our mortality.