This inter- and multi-disciplinary volume examines various experiences of loss, whether we encounter it in the form of lost loved ones, lost relationships, lost opportunities or the loss of capabilities as we age. Loss is something we can experience personally, as part of a family, and as part of a community whose collective experiences of loss occasions more public displays of commemoration. We are constantly challenged to find ways of coping and surviving in the face of different types of loss. Due in part to the complexities of the concept itself and the resistance many individuals feel toward discussing painful subjects, it is often difficult to engage in the sort of robust, inter-disciplinary dialogue that is needed to explore fully the links between living, suffering, dying, and surviving loss. Thus, this volume is profoundly interdisciplinary, as it explores how loss can be expressed through cognitive, affective, somatic, behavioral/interpersonal, and spiritual grief responses.
Care, Loss and the End of Life
Edited by Nate Hinerman and Mary Ruth Sanders
Format: eBook (PDF)
This volume thoughtfully engages responses to grief and loss using a variety of methodologies, including case studies, fieldwork, systematic philosophy, theology, as well as historical and textual analysis.
Categories: Culture, Persons, Medicine & Health, Digital Books.
Tags: Advance Care Planning, bereavement, culture, death, dying, grief, illness, Loss, narrative, palliative care, POLST, Public Perception, social media, suffering.
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Nate Hinerman and Mary Ruth Sanders
Part I Looking Back
Peering over a Cliff Edge: Legal Decision and Ethical Issues in Ian McEwan’s The Children Act (2014)
Luísa Maria Flora
Cemeteries in Jakarta: Corpse Treatment and Management
Raditya Hari Murti
Surviving the ‘Dark Night’ with the ‘Rising of the Sun’: When the Monarch Dies
N. Zeynep Yelçe
Part II Looking Forward
The Rebirth of Death: Representation of Loss in Television Series
Overcoming Loss in the Context of Dark Tourism: Inspiration in Kierkegaard’s Writings
The Effectiveness of Camp Oz in Children’s Grief Process
Eunhye Choi and Sarah K. Sifers
The Future of Living (and Dying) in the U.S.: What Roles will Hospice and Palliative Care Play
Think Ahead: An Irish Advance Planning Tool
The Ethics of POLST
Part III Historical, Social and Cultural Pressures
What Remains: The Middle English Disputation Between the Body and the Worms and the Late Medieval Experience of Death
Theological Narratives of Loss in Response to Terrorism
Mary Ruth Sanders
Making Peace with Grief through Indigenous Wisdom
Traditions in Transition: Practices Related to Stillbirth in a Multicultural Society
Nate Hinerman is Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Golden Gate University, and is on the faculty at the University of San Francisco. He also Chairs the San Francisco Bay Area End of Life Coalition, now in its 17th year. As an MFT, he also maintains a psychotherapy practice, helping clients transition amidst loss. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ruth Sanders is a Lecturer in History at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Her research focuses on Christian responses to terrorism, and she is currently working on her first book project. Contact Mary Sanders email@example.com