Social Perspectives on Death and Dying

Third Edition

By Jeanette A. Auger  

Paperback $39.00

Death is inevitable, but our perspectives about death and dying are socially constructed. This updated third edition takes us through the maze of issues, both social and personal, which surround death and dying in Canada. Topics include euthanasia and medically assisted death, palliative care and hospices, the high incidence of opioid deaths, the impact of cyber bullying in suicide deaths, the sociology of hiv/aids, funeral and burial practices, the high rates of suicide in Canada and dealing with grief and bereavement, among others. Additionally, Auger explores alternative methods for helping dying persons and their loved ones deal with death in a holistic, patient-centred way. Each chapter includes suggested readings, discussion questions and in-class assignments.

  • Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781773631837
  • August 2019
  • 296 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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Contents

  • Beginnings
  • Your Experiences and Perceptions of Death and Dying
  • Key Concepts in the Maze of Death and Dying
  • Historical Attitudes Towards Death and Dying
  • Types of Death and Dying
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Medical Assistance in Dying and Euthanasia
  • HIV/AIDS as a Sociological Issue
  • Drug and Opioid Deaths in Canada
  • Cross-Cultural Variations in Death and Dying
  • The Changing Face of Funeral and Burial Practices
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Death and Dying
  • Causes and Prevention of Suicide in Canada
  • Dealing with Grief and Bereavement
  • Revived Interest in Death and Dying and the Quest for Immortality
  • References
  • Index

Authors

  • Jeanette A. Auger

    Acadia University

    Jeanette A. Auger is a professor emeritus and adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Acadia University.

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