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The Resource Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young

Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young

Label
Death and bereavement across cultures
Title
Death and bereavement across cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.D4
LC item number
D343 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parkes, Colin Murray
  • Laungani, Pittu
  • Young, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Mourning customs
Label
Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116644452
  • 31223116644445
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I.A conceptual framework: historical and cultural themes -- 1. Introduction / Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young -- 2. Culture and religion / Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young -- pt. II. Major world systems of belief and ritual -- 3. Grief in small scale societies / Paul C. Rosenblatt -- 4. Death in a Hindu family / Pittu and Ann Laungani -- 5. The Buddhist way of death / Margaret Gouin -- 6. Jewish views and customs on death / Ellen Levine -- 7. Christianity: beliefs and practices about death and bereavement / Peter C. Jupp -- 8. The Islamic way of death and dying: homeward bound / Waseem Alladin -- 9. Secularisation / Tony Walter -- pt. III. Practical implications and conclusions -- 10. Childhood death and bereavement across cultures / Danai Papadatou -- 11. Help for the dying and the bereaved / Colin Murray Parkes -- 12. Conclusions I: implications for practice and policy / Pittu Laungani, Colin Murray Parkes and Bill Young -- 13. Conclusions II: attachments and losses in cross-cultural perspective / Colin Murray Parkes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780415522328
Lccn
2014045872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 897001780
  • (OCoLC)897001780
Label
Death and bereavement across cultures, edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116644452
  • 31223116644445
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I.A conceptual framework: historical and cultural themes -- 1. Introduction / Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young -- 2. Culture and religion / Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani and Bill Young -- pt. II. Major world systems of belief and ritual -- 3. Grief in small scale societies / Paul C. Rosenblatt -- 4. Death in a Hindu family / Pittu and Ann Laungani -- 5. The Buddhist way of death / Margaret Gouin -- 6. Jewish views and customs on death / Ellen Levine -- 7. Christianity: beliefs and practices about death and bereavement / Peter C. Jupp -- 8. The Islamic way of death and dying: homeward bound / Waseem Alladin -- 9. Secularisation / Tony Walter -- pt. III. Practical implications and conclusions -- 10. Childhood death and bereavement across cultures / Danai Papadatou -- 11. Help for the dying and the bereaved / Colin Murray Parkes -- 12. Conclusions I: implications for practice and policy / Pittu Laungani, Colin Murray Parkes and Bill Young -- 13. Conclusions II: attachments and losses in cross-cultural perspective / Colin Murray Parkes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780415522328
Lccn
2014045872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 897001780
  • (OCoLC)897001780

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