The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation (BOK)

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What is it really like to die? Though our understanding about the biology of dying is complex and incomplete, greater complexity and diversity can be found in the study of what human beings encounter socially, psychologically and spiritually during the experience. Contributors from disciplines as diverse as social and behavioural studies, medicine, demography, history, philosophy, art, literature, popular culture and religion examine the process of dying through the lens of both animal and human studies. Despite common fears to the contrary, dying is not simply an awful journey of illness and decline; cultural influences, social circumstances, personal choice and the search for meaning are all crucial in shaping personal experiences. This intriguing volume will be of interest to clinicians, professionals, academics and students of death, dying and end-of-life care, and anyone curious about the human confrontation with mortality.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521739054 Antall sider 298
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,4cm Vekt 480 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Allan Kellehear
Emner og form Sociology: death & dying