Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement
- Sarah Earle - The Open University
- Caroline Bartholomew - The Open University
- Carol Komaromy - The Open University
This anthology offers a unique collection of personal accounts of death, dying, and bereavement. It examines representations of death, dying, and bereavement in fiction, poetry, the media and the internet, as well as exploring visual representations of death and dying.
- Includes visual representations of the changing meaning of death within societies
- Provides examples of the ways in which the web is being used to give and receive support when people are dying or when they have been bereaved
- Examines the moral, ethical, and emotional issues involved in caring for people at the end-of-life
- Offers personal accounts of miscarriage, the role of humor in coping with death, the death of a parent in early adulthood, suicide, and the impact of autopsy
- Presents reflections from survivors and people who have been bereaved following traumatic and mass death and disaster
This highly distinctive book will be key reading for professionals, students, and those involved in the care of dying and bereaved people.
Good user friendly book
The contents of this book are not that different from texts already being used on the course
very informative and well written book, gives a variety of representations of death, dying and bereavement in different perspectives covering fiction, poety, the media etc. easy read and useful for studfent nurses to explore this issue
Although an interesting anthology which covers a broad spectrum of aspects of death, dying and bereavement, it does not appear suitable for postgraduate students. I think it would be a good basic introductory text to early learners, but it does not carry sufficient scholarly weight for level seven candidates.
This is provides fanatsic and diverse accounts of the emotions involved through the dying process. It considers a electic mix of death experiences and the social issues involved both personal and public.
This is a useful resource for students presenting difficult issues in alternative formats. It give senior students food for thought.
An interesting book which looks at understandings made in relation to death.
This is a facinating book that explores all aspects of death and the dying person. It is well thought out and will prove to be very helpful particularly to the student nurse or care worker in a Hospice setting. The subject matter is always difficult to present however, I feel confident that the Nurse Tutor will find this a very useful resource as there are many and varied examples and illustrations to use.
Quite a remarkable textbook.
This is necessary book which supplements and complements Death and Dying: a reader, and contains a huge Anthology of personal experiential narrative on this sensitive subject.
This textbook will allow wider reading around the subject for the module Dimensions of Loss. Some really interesting aspects included. Particularly like the use of the Arts to explore the topic. Highly current, relevant content for the module within the BSc.