Death and Dying
- Sarah Earle - The Open University
- Carol Komaromy - The Open University
- Caroline Bartholomew - The Open University
Death/Bereavement Counselling | Nursing | Other Health Specialties
Organized into five parts, the book begins with a general exploration of the meaning of death, before moving on to consider caring at the end-of-life. Further readings explore the moral and ethical dilemmas in the context of death and dying. The fourth part of the book examines the issue of grief and ritual after death, while the final part considers some of the issues that arise when researching in the field of death and dying.
By drawing together information, reflection and experience this authoritative text will broaden your understanding of the subject area. The book will be a core text for students in nursing, medicine, social work, counselling and health and social care. It will also be essential reading for all professionals and carers who come into contact with death and bereavement.
Death and Dying: A Reader is the Set Book for the Open University course Death and Dying (K260).
This book offers extensive knowledge and information concerning issues related to death and dying, incorporating relevant literature and research that will provide students and practitioners in this area with current reflection and theory, in addition to promoting further critical thinking and research.
A good resource for tutors and learners based around end of life care and its response.
Well presented book easy to read
not that different from texts already being used on the course
Was hoping for more philosophical discussions on death rather than the more specific research questions that the book covers. Too many articles are out of the scope of the subject.
I think that the chapters that focus around the end of life will be of interest to our students as they explore some of the issues. I have also found the writing around the topics of research in sensitive areas of great use to my MSc students.
Adopting the anthology instead
This is an excellent book - covering a range of issues for student to get to grips with.
This is a very interesting and helpful textbook that uses evidence based practice, reflections and experience to help anyone involved in end of life care of a wide variety of patients.
It covers all aspects of care, ethics and religious beliefs that help the reader explore and challenge the contemporary issues involved.
I used this textbook to guide a student nurse who was extremely uncomfortable and frightened to conduct last offices on a patient, and there are many concise but very useful sections that I was able to use. The student nurse still has this book so it must still be useful and serving it's purpose.
Focus on managing death and dying