Death and the Quest for Meaning: Essays in Honor of Herman Feifel

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Stephen Strack, Herman Feifel
Jason Aronson, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 408 pages
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This work covers all aspects of thanatology, the study of death and dying and the care of dying and the bereaved. Its topics include the role of the caregiver, the process of grief and bereavement, religious and spiritual perspectives, and how children and adolescents cope with death.
 

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Contents

Death Attitudes in Contemporary Perspective
3
Death Technology and Gender in Postmodern American Society
31
Hospices Path to the Future
57
Judaisms Import for EndofLife Issues
79
Modernist Attitudes toward Death
109
PART II Caregivers
135
Quality of Life in Patients with LifeThreatening Illness
137
Helping People Die
153
The Quest for Meaning in Illness Dying Death and Bereavement
241
Vicarious Bereavement
257
Current Topics on Death
275
Ambiguity in Aging
277
Horrendous Death
301
Death Society and the Quest for Immortality
329
The Knowledge of Death as a Stimulus to Creativity
345
What Is the Future of Death?
361

From the Very First Patient to the Very Last Soul Pain Aesthetic Distance and the Training of Physicians
163
PART III Children and Adolescents
191
Children Adolescents and Death
193
Children and Questions about Death
217
PART IV Grief and Bereavement
239
Highlights of Herman Feifels Career
383
Print Bibliography of Herman Feifel
389
Credits
397
Index
399
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