Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

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All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and though science has had a major impact on views of death, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many who come into contact with the dying and the bereaved from other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support.
Death and Bereavement Across Cultures, provides a handbook with which to meet the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors and others involved in the care of the dying and bereaved. Written by international authorities in the field, this important text:
* describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions
* explains their psychological and historical context
* shows how customs change on contact with the West
* considers the implications for the future
This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the issue of death.

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Bill Young is Consultant Child and Adult Psychiatrist at St Christopher's Fellowship, London

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"...explores rich mourning traditions around the world, with the goal of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the isssue of death." -- Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging - December 1997 Vol.40 No.4

"...provides a much needed cross-cultural perspective of issues related to death, dying, and bereavement...an important resource." -- Cheryl Mallernee McGaffic, Nursing Leadership Forum

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