Death and Dying

Samuel Southard

A burgeoning physique of literature on loss of life and dying is organized right into a complete, rigorously outlined, annotated record on this quantity, which cites greater than 2200 books, articles, chapters, monographs, and stories primarily involved with the counseling and theological points of loss of life and dying. Compiled by a member of the clergy concerned in hospice care, this bibliography acknowledges the big selection of matters that comprise the human expertise of loss of life and dying, because it accesses data from the pastoral to the medical, the historic to the topical, and the philosophical to the technical parts of thanatology. This multidisciplinary strategy supplies serving to professionals in addition to these concerned with mortuary science and the research of thanatology with an in depth information to particular and basic data.

Introductory materials each opinions the present development in the direction of specialization in thanatology and the necessity to protect a holistic strategy in the direction of loss of life and dying, and suggests makes use of for the sources cited within the pages that comply with. The annotated entries are descriptive and demanding, and are organized to introduce the subject traditionally. They’re adopted by related theological and philosophical points and conclude with works that tackle the care of the dying and bereaved. All of the sources are totally listed by writer, title, and subject material.