Ours is a death-denying society. But death is inevitable, and we must face the question of how to deal with it. Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life's true meaning.
Why do we treat death as a taboo? What are the sources of our fears? How do we express our grief, and how do we accept the death of a person close to us? How can we prepare for our own death?
Drawing on our own and other cultures' views of death and dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross provides some illuminating answers to these and other questions. She offers a spectrum of viewpoints, including those of ministers, rabbis, doctors, nurses, and sociologists, and the personal accounts of those near death and of their survivors.
Once we come to terms with death as a part of human development, the author shows, death can provide us with a key to the meaning of human existence.
Chicago Tribune The most accessible of Kï¿½bler-Ross's works. Christian Century An accumulation of treasures.
|Preface: A Journey into the Realm of Death and Growth|
|Why Is It So Hard to Die?|
|The Organizational Context of Dying|
|Death in the First Person|
|Death Through Some Other Windows|
|Dying Among Alaskan Indians: A Matter of Choice|
|The Jewish View of Death: Guidelines for Dying|
|The Jewish View of Death: Guidelines for Mourning|
|The Death That Ends Death in Hinduism and Buddhism|
|Dying Is Easy, But Living Is Hard|
|Living Until Death: A Program of Service and Research for the Terminally Ill|
|Funerals: A Time for Grief and Growth|
|A Mother Mourns and Grows|
|One Woman's Death -- A Victory and A Triumph|
|Death and Growth: Unlikely Partners?|
|Death as Part of My Own Personal Life|
|Letter to Elisabeth: Dedicated to Carol|
|Shirley Holzer Jeffrey|
|For My Wife Wanda: Love Will Never Go Away|
|Death: The Final Stage of Growth|
|Dying as the Last Stage of Growthm|
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Series: Touchstone Book
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 9th June 1997
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1