Death, Society, and Human Experience
Allyn & Bacon, 2009 - 544 pages
This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process.
The text focuses on both individual and societal attitudes and how they influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar in the field who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market.
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Care might be furnished either by a hospice organization or by a growing number
of hospitals that have introduced palliative care into their own programs. These
comprehensive, pa- tient-and-family palliative programs are not only improving ...
An International survey of hospice programs (Wilson 6- Kastenbaum, 1997)
found that: • Hospice programs are growing rapidly throughout much of the world.
• The programs vary greatly. Some hospices serve small populations in a
Connecticut Hospice (New Haven) was the first such program in the United
States (1974). About one person in three in the United States now selects the
hospice care option for end of life care. Standards of care for hospice programs
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