Many students wonder what it is like to die or how to cope when someone they love dies. Living, Dying, Grieving helps answer these important questions and provides a mature understanding of what death really is. Taking a “life education” approach, this book offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering a fear of death, suggests helpful ideas for taking care of the business of dying, and encourages students to live longer by adding excitement into their lives. With its unique balance of facts and emotions, both of which surround living, dying, and grieving across cultures and religions, the text gives students the perspective to effectively cope with death and the effects it will have on their lives.
Features & Benefits
The My Story feature is placed throughout the text and highlights young adults “speaking” about particular experiences regarding living, dying, and grieving.
Critical Thinking questions at the end of each chapter allow students to think about what they have read and apply it to their everyday lives.
Each chapter contains a list of books and movies and lists class and individual activities which shed light on the task of learning about dying. These movies and activities help students cope with the study of death and dying while helping them learn how to live.
This text is intended for Death and Dying courses in health education and promotion, psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, religion, criminal justice, and education departments.
Dixie L. Dennis, PhD, CHES-Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee