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By Judith Stillion PhD CT, Thomas Attig PhD

Delivers the collective knowledge of most desirable students and practitioners within the loss of life and death flow from its inception to the present.

Written via luminaries who've formed the sphere, this capstone publication distills the collective knowledge of superior students and practitioners who jointly have approximately a millennium of expertise within the dying and death stream. The e-book bears witness to the evolution of the circulate and provides the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and significant individuals earlier and current. Its chapters handle modern highbrow, institutional, and perform advancements in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral perform; dying schooling; and being concerned of the loss of life, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized.

With a breadth and intensity present in no different textual content on dying, demise, and bereavement, the ebook disseminates the taking into account favourite authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters talk about the main major elements of early improvement, overview vital present paintings, and investigate significant demanding situations and hopes for the long run within the components in their services. a considerable chronology of significant milestones within the modern circulate introduces the e-book, frames the chapters to stick to, and gives suggestions for additional, in-depth interpreting. The booklet first makes a speciality of the interdisciplinary highbrow achievements that experience shaped the basis of the sector of thanatology. The part on institutional strategies encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the demise and their households; funeral provider; and demise schooling. The part on practices addresses methods to counseling and delivering help for people, households, and groups on concerns with regards to demise, bereavement, suicide, trauma, catastrophe, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies demanding situations and appears towards destiny advancements that promise to maintain, extra increase, and increase the movement.


  • Distills the knowledge of pioneers in and significant participants to the modern loss of life, demise, and bereavement movement
  • Includes dwelling witness debts of the movement's evolution and significant milestones
  • Presents the easiest modern pondering in thanatology
  • Describes modern institutional advancements in hospice and palliative care, funeral perform, and dying education
  • Illuminates most sensible practices in care of the death, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

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A. Bendiksen, & R. G. ), Complicated grieving and bereavement: Understanding and treating people experiencing loss (pp. 7–19). Amityville, NY: Baywood. Attig, T. (2002). Questionable assumptions about assumptive worlds. In J. ), Loss of the assumptive world: A theory of traumatic loss (pp. 55–70). Washington, DC: Brunner-Routledge. Attig, T. (2004). Disenfranchised grief revisited: Discounting hope and love. Omega, 49(3), 197–215. Attig, T. (2011a). Existential suffering; Anguish over our human condition.

Worden, J. W. (2000). Towards an appropriate death. In T. A. ), Clinical dimensions of anticipatory mourning (pp. 267–277). Champaign, IL: Research Press. Worden, J. W. (2009). Grief counseling and grief therapy: A handbook for the mental health practitioner. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Judith M. Stillion KNOW THYSELF: PSYCHOLOGY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THANATOLOGY 2 Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of Mankind is Man. —Alexander Pope (1734) MY ENTRY INTO THE FIELD The year was 1975.

We can learn to carry sorrow as, through our tears, we meet with and welcome our loved one’s soul and spirit in the world around or within us in lasting differences he 1╇ Seeking Wisdom About Mortality, Dying, and Bereavement 13 or she has made. Experiencing the pain of missing them after they’ve died can then become more and more like the pain of missing them in separation when they lived. We relearn the world as we draw on our resilience, or what is not broken within us (Attig, 2012). Our breath animates our bodies.

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