Dying and Death in Canada, Fourth Edition

By Herbert C. Northcott and Donna M. Wilson

© 2021

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 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 sensitive language and current research with the aim of destigmatizing conversations surrounding suicide, while case studies offer personal accounts from doctors, nurses, parents, and children 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 have profound effects on how we behave when confronted with dying and death.

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  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The fourth edition of Dying and Death in Canada explores how the intensely personal experience of dying and death is shaped by society and culture, with new discussions of MAID and COVID-19.

Dying and Death in Canada, Fourth Edition

By Herbert C. Northcott and Donna M. Wilson

© 2021

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 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 sensitive language and current research with the aim of destigmatizing conversations surrounding suicide, while case studies offer personal accounts from doctors, nurses, parents, and children 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 have profound effects on how we behave when confronted with dying and death.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Herbert C. Northcott is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta.


    Donna M. Wilson is a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.
  • Table of contents

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Preface

    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

    Conclusion
    Glossary
    Appendix: Selected Visual Media Sources Dealing with Dying, Death, and End-of-Life Care
    References
    Index

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