Death and Bereavement Across Cultures (Paperback)
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Death and Bereavement Across Cultures (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 26/12/1996
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All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and though science has had a major impact on views of death, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many who come into contact with the dying and the bereaved from other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures, provides a handbook with which to meet the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors and others involved in the care of the dying and bereaved. Written by international authorities in the field, this important text: * describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions * explains their psychological and historical context * shows how customs change on contact with the West * considers the implications for the future This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the issue of death.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415131377
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
""Death and Bereavement Across Cultures provides a much needed cross-cultural perspective of issues related to death, dying, and bereavement. This book is an important resource for all those who wish to broaden their perspective of death."
-Cheryl Mallernee McGaffic, "Nursing Leadership Forum
"This handbook provides a resource designed to meet the needs of doctors, nurses and social workers, counselors and others involved in the care of the dying and the bereaved... This book explores rich mourning traditions around the world, with the goal of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the isssue of death."
-Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging, December 1997 Vol.40 No.4
"This book would make a unique contribution to either undergraduate or seminary courses in religion, anthropology, sociology, or cross-cultural studies."
-"Critical Review of Books in Religion 1997

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