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Death & Dying, Life & Living, 8th Edition

by Kenneth Doka, Charles Corr and Donna Corr

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Practical and inspiring, this book helps you learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors emphasize ways that individuals and families can cope with life-threatening illness, grief, funerals, and other death-related topics -- including how to communicate constructively in the face of death. You'll learn about aided death -- a topic on many people's minds these days -- as well as about Alzheimer's disease and other life-altering conditions and prominent causes of death. You'll read personal stories and get insight into cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's encounters, attitudes, and practices in death-related matters. And you'll discover that you can gain important lessons about life and living from the study of death, dying, and bereavement.

Author Biography

Dr. Charles A. Corr has been teaching and writing in the field of death, dying, and bereavement since 1975. He is a prolific contributor to this field, having been author, co-author, or co-editor of 30 books and more than 100chapters and articles in professional journals. Dr. Corr's professional work has been recognized by awards from the Association for Death Education and Counseling, , Children's Hospice International, the Center for Death Education and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Donna M. Corr has worked as a nurse in a variety of critical care, oncology, and hospice settings. In addition, she was for 17 years a faculty member (rising from Instructor to Professor) in the Nursing Faculty of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, and then a lecturer for two semesters at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her publications include five books and more than two dozen articles and chapters. Books edited by Donna and/or Charles Corr have received five Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing. Kenneth J. Doka (Ph.D., FT) is a Professor of Counseling at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle, an ordained Lutheran minister, a licensed mental health counselor, and Senior Consultant to The Hospice Foundation of America, for whom he hosts annual teleconferences and edits the monthly Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. Dr. Doka introduced the groundbreaking concepts of disenfranchised grief and adaptive grieving styles. His publications include over 100 chapters and articles in professional journals, as well as 35 books, the most recent of which are DISENFRANCHISED GRIEF: NEW DIRECTIONS, CHALLENGES, AND STRATEGIES FOR PRACTICE (2002), COUNSELING INDIVIDUALS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS (2009), GRIEVING BEYOND GENDER: UNDERSTANDING THE WAYS MEN AND WOMEN MOURN (2010), and GRIEF IS A JOURNEY (2016). A long-time member of both ADEC (President, 1993-1994) and IWG (Chairperson, 1997-1999), Dr. Doka is editor of Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, one of the two major professional journals in this field. He received a Special Contributions to the Field Award from ADEC; the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Concordia College; and awards from the Scott and White Medical System, the Billy Esposito Foundation, and the Center for Death Education and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Table of Contents


  1. Education about Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Part II: DEATH.
  2. Changing Encounters with Death.
  3. Changing Attitudes toward Death.
  4. Death-Related Practices and the American Death System.
  5. Cultural Patterns and Death. Part III: DYING.
  6. Coping with Dying.
  7. Coping with Dying: How Individuals Can Help.
  8. Coping with Dying: How Communities Can Help. Part IV: BEREAVEMENT
  9. Coping with Loss and Grief.
  10. Coping with Loss and Grief: How Individuals Can Help.
  11. Coping with Loss and Grief: Funeral Practices and Other Ways Communities Can Help. PART V: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES.
  12. Children.
  13. Adolescents.
  14. Young and Middle-Aged Adults.
  16. Legal Issues.
  17. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
  18. Aided Death: Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Aid in Dying.
  19. The Meaning and Place of Death in Life. Part VII: AN EXAMPLE OF A SPECIFIC DISEASE ENTITY.
  20. Illustrating the Themes of This Book: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Epilogue: Calendar Date Gives Mom Reason to Contemplate Life. Appendix A. Selected Literature for Children: Annotated Descriptions. Appendix B. Selected Literature for Adolescents: Annotated Descriptions. Appendix C. Activity Books and Memory Books for Young Readers: Annotated Descriptions.

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United States
Cengage Learning, Inc
Kenneth Doka, Charles Corr, Donna Corr
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College/Higher Education
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