Dying and Death in Canada, Third Edition
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
ReviewsNorthcott 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 InformationHerbert 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
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
Appendix: Selected Visual Media Sources Dealing with Dying, Death, and End of Life Care
Subjects and Courses