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The Resource Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young, (electronic book)

Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young, (electronic book)

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Death and bereavement across cultures
Title
Death and bereavement across cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. This handbook explains how to offer appropriate and sensitive support to those from other cultures who are dying or bereaved.
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
306.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF789.D4
Literary form
non fiction
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1959-
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  • Parkes, Colin Murray
  • Laungani, Pittu
  • Young, Bill
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  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Death
Summary expansion
All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many whose work brings them into contact with the dying and the bereaved from Western and other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures 2nd Edition is a handbook which meets the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, hospital chaplains, counsellors and volunteers caring for patients with life-threatening illness and their families before and after bereavement. It is a practical guide explaining the religious and other differences commonly met with in multi-cultural societies when someone is dying or bereaved. In doing so readers may be surprised to find how much we can learn from other cultures about our own attitudes and assumptions about death. Written by international experts in the field the book: Describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions; Explains their psychological and historical context; Shows how customs are changed by contact with the West; Considers the implications for the future The second edition includes new chapters that: explore how members of the health care professions perform roles formerly conducted by priests and shamans can cross the cultural gaps between different cultures and religions; consider the relevance of attitudes and assumptions about death for our understanding of religious and nationalist extremism and its consequences; discuss the Buddhist, Islamic and Christian ways of death. Death raises questions which science cannot answer. Whatever our personal beliefs we can all gain from learning how others view these ultimate problems. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the sensitivity and understanding which we all bring to the issue of death and bereavement
Target audience
specialized
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Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young, (electronic book)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A Conceptual Framework : Historical and Cultural Themes. Murray Parkes, Laungani, Young, Introduction. Murray Parkes, Laungani, Young, Culture and Religion. Part 2. Major World Systems of Belief and Ritual. Rosenblatt, Grief in Small-Scale Societies. Pittu and Ann Laungani, Death in a Hindu Family. Gouin, The Buddhist Way of Death. Levine, Jewish Views and Customs on Death. Jupp, Christianity: Beliefs and Practices about Death and Bereavement. Alladin, The Islamic Way of Death and Dying: Homeward Bound. Walter, Secularisation. Part 3. Practical Implications and Conclusions. Papadatou, Children and Families. Murray Parkes, Helping the Dying and the Bereaved. Laungani, Murray Parkes,Young, Conclusions I. Implications for Practice and Policy. Murray Parkes, Conclusions II. Attachments and Losses in Cross-cultural Perspective
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purchAH28506492
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
264 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9780415522366
Lccn
2014045872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A Conceptual Framework : Historical and Cultural Themes. Murray Parkes, Laungani, Young, Introduction. Murray Parkes, Laungani, Young, Culture and Religion. Part 2. Major World Systems of Belief and Ritual. Rosenblatt, Grief in Small-Scale Societies. Pittu and Ann Laungani, Death in a Hindu Family. Gouin, The Buddhist Way of Death. Levine, Jewish Views and Customs on Death. Jupp, Christianity: Beliefs and Practices about Death and Bereavement. Alladin, The Islamic Way of Death and Dying: Homeward Bound. Walter, Secularisation. Part 3. Practical Implications and Conclusions. Papadatou, Children and Families. Murray Parkes, Helping the Dying and the Bereaved. Laungani, Murray Parkes,Young, Conclusions I. Implications for Practice and Policy. Murray Parkes, Conclusions II. Attachments and Losses in Cross-cultural Perspective
Control code
purchAH28506492
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
264 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9780415522366
Lccn
2014045872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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