And Death Shall Have Dominion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Mourning and the Bereaved

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And Death Shall Have Dominion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Mourning and the Bereaved

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Edited by Katarzyna Małecka and Rossanna Gibbs

Year: 2015

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This collection presents a variety of perspectives on death and dying by scholars from different countries. The areas covered include: Cultural and Gender Approaches to Death and the Deceased; Children and Death; Legal Aspects of Euthanasia and Discussion on Choices at End of Life; Palliative Care; Aesthetics of Death; and Modern Ways of Grieving.

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In Western societies we are currently living in times in which the study of dying, death, and bereavement has been rapidly gaining in popularity. The Internet abounds in websites devoted to death-related topics, TV shows such as Dead Like Me, Six Feet Under, Time of Death, and many others bring illness, dying, and death straight into our homes, and the number of scholarly books and best-selling memoirs on death and bereavement grows every year. This collection of essays presents a variety of perspectives on death and dying by scholars from different countries. The areas covered in the volume include: Conceptual, Cultural, and Gender Approaches to Death and the Deceased;  Children and Death; Legal Aspects of Euthanasia and Discussion on Choices at End of Life; Palliative Care and Responsibilities and Challenges of Medical and Family Caregivers; the Aesthetic Experience of Life’s End; and Modern Ways of Grieving and Commemorating the Dead.

And Death Shall Have Dominion: Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Morning and the Bereaved
Katarzyna Małecka and Rossanna Gibbs

Part I Death and the Dead: Conceptual, Cultural and Gender Differences

Culture and the Social Reality of Death: The Afghan Experience
Panagiotis Pentaris

Part II Children and Death

Paediatric Terminal Illness and the Role of Narrative: An Examination of Hauerwas’s Theology of Suffering and Childhood Palliative Care
Jonathan Knoche

Part III Choice at End of Life

Adventures in Normalizing New: Death with Dignity in Montana and Vermont
Arthur G. Svenson

Philosophical Analysis of Modern Brain Death Controversies
Yuichi Minemura

The New Pulse of Palliative Care: How Emergent Trends in Caring for the Dying Are Transforming Healthcare
Nate Hinerman

Part IV Palliative Matters: Responsibilities and Challenges of Medical and Family Caregivers

A Valence Issue or a Transformational Definition: Is Palliative Care No More, No Less than High-Quality Care?
Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Sandra Martins Pereira

Professional Caregivers’ Emotional Well-being, Empowerment and Burnout Prevention: Lessons to Be Learned from Palliative Care
Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Sandra Martins Pereira

The Complex Role of Relatives in Patients’ Last Stage of Life
Ellen Kristvik

Disparities in the Care of the Dying With Life-Limiting Illness Within the National Health Service (UK)
Rossanna Gibbs and Adam Ryder

Part V The Aesthetic Experience of Life’s End

The Aesthetic Experience of Death
Yanxia Song

Moving Stories: the Embodiment of Personal Narrative at Life’s End
Colin Funk and J. Brian Woodward

Death Ritual in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea
Tianzhong Deng

Psychoanalytical Perspectives on Death and Dying: Ideas for Theory and Practice
Barış Özgen Şensoy

Part VI Bereavement: Modern Ways of Grieving and Commemorating the Dead

Memorialising the Dead Child: Confronting Lost Childhoods
Brian Simpson

Memorial Tattoos: Grief Inked into Your Skin
Jaanika Hunt

Symbol-Making in Bereavement: The Temples at Burning Man
Kimberly Bateman

The W Word: Modern Ways of Grieving in The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and
A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates
Katarzyna Małecka

Katarzyna Małecka is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Social Sciences in Łódź, Poland, where she teaches courses on American literature and culture. She is the author of Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell (2008), one of few studies analyzing the artistic output of the American poet Galway Kinnell. Her main domains of interest are laziness in film and literature and different aspects of death and dying in art, fashion, film and literature.

Rossanna Gibbs is a Physician Associate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Paediatric Hepatology. She completed her post graduate training in 2012 initially working in Acute Medicine developing an interest in palliative care, particularly parallel planning for children with chronic disease. She is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Palliative Care.