Dying and Death in Canada, Third Edition

By Herbert C. Northcott and Donna M. Wilson

© 2016

Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective.

The third edition includes two new chapters that highlight trends and provide assessments of end-of-life care in Canada. Several new topics are covered, including assisted death, emerging trends in funerary practices and memorialization, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. The book also offers individual perspectives on dying and death from funeral directors, nurses, police officers, and others, told in their own words. An appendix lists recent and classic movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death.

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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
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Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective.

Dying and Death in Canada, Third Edition

By Herbert C. Northcott and Donna M. Wilson

© 2016

Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective.

The third edition includes two new chapters that highlight trends and provide assessments of end-of-life care in Canada. Several new topics are covered, including assisted death, emerging trends in funerary practices and memorialization, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. The book also offers individual perspectives on dying and death from funeral directors, nurses, police officers, and others, told in their own words. An appendix lists recent and classic movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Northcott and Wilson have created an exceptional resource for anyone interested in death and dying. Readers travel through the historical, demographic, religious, economic, and cultural terrain that shapes contemporary notions of dying and death.
    Laurie Clune, University of Regina
  • Author Information

    Herbert C. Northcott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta.

    Donna M. Wilson is Professor of Nursing at the University of Alberta.
  • Table of contents

    List of Illustrations

    Acknowledgments

    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 the Context of 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

    Part IV: End-of-Life Care in Canada

    7. Caring for the Dying

    8. 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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