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Dying, Assisted Death and Mourning

by Asa Kasher

Part of the At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries Series

Dying, Assisted Death and Mourning Synopsis

Dying and death are topics of deep humane concern for many people in a variety of circumstances and contexts. However, they are not discussed to any great extent or with sufficient focus in order to gain knowledge and understanding of their major features and aspects. The present volume is an attempt to bridge the undesirable gap between what should be known and understood about dying and death and what is easily accessible. Included in the present volume are chapters arranged in three sections. First, there are chapters on aspects of dying, written by people who have professional experience and personal insights into the nature of the processes at work and the ways it should be treated. Secondly, there are chapters on assisted death (Euthanasia) that illuminate the practices involved in the professional assistance given to persons who suffer from an incurable illness and who do not want their painful life to be medically extended. Thirdly, there are chapters on mourning, examined in a variety of cultural contexts. These provide insights for different ways of maintaining the presence of the dead in the life of the living: life in the hearts .

Book Information

ISBN: 9789042025899
Publication date: 1st January 2009
Author: Asa Kasher
Publisher: Editions Rodopi B.V. an imprint of Brill
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 170 pages
Categories: Cultural studies,

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