Dying and Death in Canada, Fourth Edition
Published: November 2021© 2021
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 384 Pages
Illustrations: 22 b&w illustrations, 2 figures, 3 tables.
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25
384 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.00 in, 22 b&w illustrations, 2 figures, 3 tables.
Dying and Death in Canada provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. The fourth edition covers current issues and recent developments in the field, such as the implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. New topics include death doulas, death tourism, psychogenic death, bonds between the living and the dead, mass death events, and cultural diversity, sensitivity, and competence. This edition combines current research and language used to destigmatize conversations surrounding suicide, while new case studies offer personal accounts from doctors, nurses, and family members of the deceased.
Exploring the significance of end-of-life experiences, Dying and Death in Canada shows that how we live influences how we die, and the society and culture in which we live has a profound effect on how we behave when confronted with dying and death.
List of Illustrations
PART I: The Demography and Epidemiology of Dying and Death
1. The History of Dying and Death in Canada
2. Dying and Death in Canada Today
PART II: The Social and Cultural Response to Dying and Death
3. Dying and Death in the Context of Canadian Social Institutions
4. Dying and Death in Canadian Culture
PART III: The Individual Response to Dying and Death
5. Individual Perspectives on Dying and Death
6. Survivor Perspectives on Dying and Death
7. Caregiver Perspectives: Caring for the Caregivers
Appendix: Selected Visual Media Sources Dealing with Dying, Death, and End-of-Life Care
"Northcott and Wilson’s fourth edition of Dying and Death in Canada is a valuable update to an already outstanding textbook. What sets it apart from other introductory thanatology texts is its examination of death, dying, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. I look forward to using this newest edition in the classroom!"Sherry Smith, King’s University College
"Dying and Death in Canada offers students a thorough and indispensable introduction to the topics of death and dying in a Canadian context. With key updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, medically assisted dying laws, the emerging role of death doulas, and more, it serves as a strong foundation for death studies in any field or discipline."David King, University of British Columbia