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Polishing the Bones
Polishing the Bones (January 2018)
Penelope Tarasuk - Author

An intimate portrayal of a woman’s unfolding inner journey through her Jungian analysis, her dreams, and her terminal illness as she is guided deeper into the mysteries of life and the extraordinary transformation of her death.

The true story of an unusually creative woman, Laura, following her life’s transformation and individuation, with all its longing, pain, transcendent beauty, love, and life&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Widowhood
Writing Widowhood (November 2015)
The Landscapes of Bereavement
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

The death of a beloved spouse after a lifetime of companionship is a life-changing experience. To help understand the reality of bereavement, Jeffrey Berman focuses on five extraordinary American writers—Joan Didion, Sandra Gilbert, Gail Godwin, Kay Redfield Jamison,...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming an Ancestor
Becoming an Ancestor (November 2011)
The Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death
Anya Peterson Royce - Author

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Powerful and beautifully written, this is the story of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Mexico and their unbroken chain of ancestors and collective memory over the generations. Mortuary beliefs and actions are collective and pervasive in ways not seen in the United States, a resonant deep structure across many domains of Zapotec culture.

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Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought (May 2011)
Amy Olberding - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought is the definitive exploration of a complex and fascinating but little-understood subject. Arguably, death as a concept has not been nearly as central a preoccupation in Chinese culture as it has been in the West. However, even in a society that seems to understand death as a part of life, responses to mortality ...(Read More)
 
 
Final Acts
Final Acts (August 2009)
Traversing the Fantasy in the Modern Memoir
Tom Ratekin - Author

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Writers facing death offer a rare glimpse into human mortality—they have the unusual opportunity to craft the closing chapter of their life stories. Final Acts explores memoirs of terminal illness, and shows a paradoxical pattern where the diagnosis of terminal illness evokes not despair, but a new freedom and richnes...(Read More)

 
 
Death in the Classroom
Death in the Classroom (January 2009)
Writing about Love and Loss
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.

In Death in the Classroom, Jeffrey Berman writes about Love and Loss, the course that he designed and taught two years after his wife’s death, in which he explored with his students the literature of bereavement. Berman, building on his previous courses that emphasized self-disclosing writing, shows ho...(Read More)
 
 
Literary Remains
Literary Remains (December 2008)
Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England
Mary Elizabeth Hotz - Author

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

Literary Remains explores the unexpectedly central role of death and burial in Victorian England. As Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Six Feet Under, quipped, “Once you put a dead body in the room, you can talk about anything.” So, too, with the Victorians: dead bodies, especially their burial a...(Read More)
 
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