End of Life Issues: Interdisciplinary and Multidimensional Perspectives

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Brian De Vries
Springer, Jan 1, 1999 - Psychology - 386 pages
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The complexity of life is mirrored in, and elaborated by, the complexity of dying, death, and bereavement - perhaps not surprising if one views life and death as complementary processes, omnipresent and opposing sides of the same construct. Evidence of this complexity is readily apparent in the burgeoning discourse surrounding end of life issues.

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Contents

IndividualPersonal Issues
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Age Cohort Differences in Perceptions of Funerals
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Grief and the SelfConcept
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Brian de Vries, PhD, is Professor and Director of Gerontology at San Francisco State University and Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at the University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston.

Dr. de Vries is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America; he is a founding member and former chair of the Interest Group of Death, Dying, Bereavement and Widowhood and a founding member of the Interest Group on Reminiscence and Life Review. He is Associate Editor of "The International Journal of Aging and Human Development" and has served as Guest Editor of two special issues on "Omega: Journal of Death and Dying" (1977) and Guest Co-Editor of Generations (2001), the journal of the American Society on Aging.

Dr. de Vries has also edited "Kinship Bereavement in Later Life; End of Life Issues: Interdisciplinary and Multidimensional Perspectives "(Springer 1999); and "Narrative Gerontology: Theory, Research and Practice" (co-edited with G. Kenyon and P. Clark, Springer Publishing, 2001).

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