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Understanding Death and Dying
Encountering Death, Dying and the Afterlife

  • Frank E. Eyetsemitan - Roger Williams University, McKendree University (formerly known as McKendree College)
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August 2020 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 
Preface
 
Chapter 1: Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Understanding Attitude

 
Components of Attitude

 
Origins of Attitude

 
Origins of Death Attitudes

 
Factors Affecting Attitudes Toward Death

 
Changes in Death Attitude Throughout Life

 
Changes in Death Attitude in the Western World

 
Society's Influence on Individual Death Attitudes

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 2: The Socialization of Death and Dying
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Death Socialization: Person and Environment Interaction

 
Death Socialization in Childhood

 
Death Socialization in Adolescence

 
Death Socialization in Adulthood

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 3: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
History of Death

 
Triarchical Environment of Developing Societies

 
Historical and Cultural Death and Dying Practices

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 4: Death Systems: Societies and Death Validation
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
The Event of Death

 
Societal Systems that can Contribute to Death

 
Societal Systems That Can Help Prevent Death

 
Systems That Can Help to Restore Society After a Death

 
Conclusion

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 5: Healthcare: The Roles of Patients and Providers
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Death Prevention

 
Death Acceptance

 
Accepting Medical Help

 
Guidelines On What to Say to a Dying Person

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 6: End-of-Life Decisions
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
End-of-Life Decisions Pertaining to One's Self

 
End-of-Life Decisions Pertaining to Loved Ones

 
End-of-Life Issues and Decisions in Another Culture

 
Factors Prompting End-of-Life Decisions

 
End-of-Life Decision Making by a Third Party

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 7: Views and Treatment of Life-Threatening Diseases
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Life-Threatening Diseases: Overview

 
Life-Threatening Diseases: Trajectories

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 8: Death Rituals and Final Act on Dead Bodies
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Last Rites

 
Rituals

 
Death Rituals

 
Final Act on Dead Bodies

 
History of Death Practices in the U.S.

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 9: The Experience of Loss
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
The Experience of Loss: Direct and Indirect

 
Bereavement and Grief

 
Types of Loss Experiences: The Death of a Loved One

 
Multiple Loss Experiences

 
Grief: "Normal" Versus "Complicated"

 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 
Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 10: The Dying Experiences of Children and Adolescents
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
The Dying Experiences of Children

 
The Dying Experiences of Adolescents

 
Conclusion

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 11: The Dying Experiences of Adults
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Adults' Understanding of Death

 
Death Anxiety in Adults

 
Death Anxiety Management

 
End-of-Life Conditions and Death Anxiety

 
Coping with a Loss

 
Positive Growth from a Loss

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 12: Suicide
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Terminologies for Suicide Communication

 
Theories Explaining Suicide

 
Suicide Across Different Age Groups

 
Suicide Prevention

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 13: Death Caused by Accidents and Violence
Real Life

 
Deaths Caused by Accidents

 
Deaths Caused by Violence

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 14: Afterlife Beliefs
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Afterlife Beliefs

 
The History of Afterlife Beliefs in the U.S.

 
Afterlife Beliefs About Animals

 
The Human Predisposition to Believe in an Afterlife

 
Near-Death Experiences

 
Biopsychological Explanations for Near-Death Experiences

 
The Future of Afterlife Beliefs

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
Chapter 15: Personal and Social Choices
Learning Objectives

 
Real Life

 
Avoidable Deaths

 
Evaluating Personal and Social Choices

 
Social Choice as a Punishment or Reward

 
Motivational Principles and Theories Applicable to Smoking Cessation

 
End-of-Life Decisions

 
Conclusion

 
Reflection Questions

 
Key Terns

 
Summary

 
Additional Readings

 
 
References

Supplements

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