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Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology

by Sarah Earle, Caroline Bartholomew and Carol Komaromy SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2008
ISBN:
9781847875129
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$73.00 NZ$74.78
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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.

Key Features: inncludes 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-fe 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.

PART I: VISUAL IMAGES OF DEATH, DYING AND DISPOSAL
Introduction
Afghanistan Woman
Sunrise
Purple Planet
Mask
A Woman and a Boy Visiting a Man in Hospital
A Deathbed Scene
Mila
Liza
A Death Certificate
The Death of Chatterton
Dead Face of a Girl
Dead Face of a Man
The Dissection of a Beautiful Young Woman
Human Bones in Paris Catacombs
Mass Grave, Belsen
Abandoned Grave
Roadside Memorial, Avenida EspaƱa, Cadiz, Spain
Roadside Memorial, Groveway, Milton Keynes, Uk,
Roadside Memorials and the Public Health
Memorial Quilt, Scotland,
PART II: DEATH AND DYING IN POETRY, FICTION AND THE MEDIA
Introduction
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Vicky Angel
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Ode to a Nightingale
Funeral Blues
Diary Notes
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Aftermath
Placing the Dead
Catch
For Phyllis
Blind Date
Dead Sexy: Why Death Is the New Sex
Obituary - Dame Cicely Saunders
PART III: DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
Introduction
Here Today and Cyberspace Tomorrow: Memorials and Bereavement Support On The Web
Winston's Wish: For Young People
Bereavement UK: The Garden Of Tranquillity
Andrea Rouen's Farewell
Cass Brown
Cancergiggles
Anna Davidsson Bremborg
Dead Bodies on the Internet
When Kids Seek Help On-Line: Internet Chat Rooms and Suicide
Resources on the World Wide Web
PART IV: CARING FOR PEOPLE AT THE END-OF-LIFE
Introduction
Alzheimer's: My Mother's Death
Respect for Autonomy: Easier Said Than Done
Precious Lives
It's Not like Family Going, Is It?
A Fridge Too Far?
A Porter's Story
Caregiver Suffering Is a Dimension Of End-Of-Life Care
Always Fight
The Social Worker and Chaplain During and After a Death
The Intimacy of End-Of-Life Care
Intimacy and Relationships - The View from a Hospice
Death In The Early Evening
PART V: WHEN SOMEONE DIES
Introduction, Sarah Earle and Carol Komaromy
Being Orphaned In Early Adulthood
Memories of Death
A Grief Observed
Suicide
Suicide Is Painless?
The Loss of Mango
The Death of a Socialite
Black Humour and the Death of a Child
Experiences of Miscarriage
A Family's Experience of Autopsy
The First Death: A Student's Experience
Death in Iceland, Hidden and Revealed
My Floral Tribute
Silenced Endings: Death, Dying And Learning Disabilities
PART VI: REFLECTING ON TRAUMATIC DEATH, MASS DEATH AND DISASTER
Introduction
When The Tsunami Hit Sri Lanka
Traumatic Bereavement and the Asian Tsunami: Perspectives from Tamil Nadu, India
Ruth: Death by Murder
Reflections of Death: Continuing Memories
When Disaster Strikes: Reflections on Personal Experience of Disaster
Personal and Medical Memories from Hillsborough
The Personal and Professional Reflections of A Forensic Ecologist
Returning Property after Death and Disaster
Collective Loss and Community Resilience AFTER September
PART VII: MAKING SENSE OF THE AFTER-LIFE AND LIFE AFTER DEATH
Introduction
Hospital Ghosts and Hauntings
Family Ghosts
Deathbed Apparitions
Traveller Gypsies
If The Spirit Moves You
Is Anybody There?
Experience of the Loss of a Husband//Father.
Sparkling Epitaphs: From Jewels to Web Portraits, We've moved On from the Tombstone

Sarah Earle
The Open University