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Last Dance

Hardback, 06/02/2004, £34.99
£31.49
Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying, and bereavement. Integrating the experiential and the scholarly, as well as the emotional and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, this seventh edition provides coverage of death studies.

Sudden death

Paperback, 04/03/1996, £19.99
£17.99
Many healthcare professionals have to deal with the shock, reactions and emotional aftermath of people facing the sudden death of someone close to them. Knowing how to help, what to say or do, needs learned skills, self-knowledge and support for both the professional and the client. This book deals directly with these issues.

Unresolved Grief

7, 30/10/1993, £24.00
£21.60
Thos book defines unresovled grief and then explores the process of therapy.

Special Scar: Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide

Paperback, 14/06/2001, £25.99
£23.39
Looks in detail at the stigma surrounding suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life.

The Way We Die Now

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £7.99
£7.19
An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death.

Gift of Time: A Family's Diary of Cancer

Hardback, 20/11/2008, £12.99
£11.69
An heartbreakingly honest and deeply moving memoir in the words of the son, his wife and his mother of her battle with cancer, from one of the UK's best loved travel writers.

True Story: The life and death of my brother

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £9.99
£8.99
The author's brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. He suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. Written in the year that followed, the author begins to restructure her life. Moving between stories of childhood and adulthood, from life to death and its aftermath, she describes her loss, and how she has come to terms with grief.

History of a Suicide

Hardback, 05/03/2015, £16.99
£15.29

Dying: A Memoir

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £8.99
£8.09
Written in the final months of her life, Cory Taylor's Dying is a deeply moving meditation on death, and a joyful and wise tribute to life

Being Adam Golightly: One man's bumpy voyage to the other side of grief

Paperback, 08/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09
The cruel early death of his wife Helen tears up the script of Adam Golightly's middle-class, middle-aged existence. Miserably single, outnumbered by his kids and haunted by life's screaming fragility, he recounts his fight back against the hand of fate.

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Hardback, 01/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49
A moving and profound exploration of life's greatest mystery from one of the most revered religious figures of our time

Mayhem: A Memoir

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £16.99
£15.29

Handling Death and Bereavement at Work

Paperback, 24/03/2005, £21.99
£19.79
This book tackles how death and bereavement can affect the workplace. It is a sensitive and constructive test for dealing with issues that touch all working lives.

Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual

7, 01/02/2001, £24.99
£22.49
Focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, This book reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It combines reviews with illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they manifest in specific settings.

Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Paperback, 10/03/2003, £20.00
£18.00
Steers a clear path through the main arguments in this most difficult ethical maze. While providing a balanced account of the issues involved, makes a distinctive contribution to the debate and reaches some possibly surprising conclusions.

A-Z of Loss, The

7, 01/02/2005, £25.95
£23.36

Long Walk Home

Paperback, 16/03/2002, £19.95
£17.96
A moving account of cancer treatment written by a terminally ill patient, which spells out important messages for patients and the health professionals who look after them. Contributions from medical communicators highlight the priorities for health professionals.

Grief and Powerlessness

7, 01/04/1996, £19.99
£17.99
In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives.

Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning

7, 01/03/1998, £19.95
£17.96
In The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning Roger Grainger focuses on the role of funerals in promoting the personal and social adjustment of the bereaved. Tying together folklore with funeral practices, the author has created a work that examines the anthropological, psychological and superstitious aspects of our relationship to death and dying.

Death and Dying A Reader

7, 18/11/2008, £20.99
£18.89
This book replaces the Dickenson: Death, Dying and Bereavement 2ED as the set text for the OU course Death and Dying (K260), which means guaranteed sales of 800 copies per year through the bookshops.

Two Kinds Of Decay

Paperback, 02/02/2012, £8.99
£8.09
The most extraordinary memoir about illness and grief since Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking.

Assisted Dying

Paperback, 29/11/2007, £25.99
£23.39
Explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in 21st Century. This book provides a critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control of such practices and particularly looks into the regulatory role of the state.

Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

Paperback, 27/05/2004, £15.95
£14.36
A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling.

Relative Grief

7, 11/04/2005, £12.95
£11.66
In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss.

Grief Unseen

7, 08/02/2006, £16.99
£15.29
At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing.

Notes on Suicide

Paperback, 23/09/2015, £10.99
£9.89
Through a sweeping historical overview of suicide, a moving literary survey of famous suicide notes, and a psychological analysis of himself, Simon Critchley offers us an insight into what it means to possess the all too human gift and curse of being of being able to choose life or death.

Brief History of Death

Hardback, 06/02/2014, £20.00
£18.00
From prehistory to the present, this book examines the western traditions and rituals associated with death, dying and the afterlife.

Loss and Bereavement in Chldbearing

7, 22/09/2005, £22.99
£20.69
Bereavement is a difficult issue for midwives to manage and families suffer when the care they receive is inadequate or inappropriate. Adopting a research-based approach, this book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. It covers perinatal and neonatal loss; termination for foetal abnormality; and more.

Loneliness of the Dying

Paperback, 01/09/2001, £18.99
£17.09
Originally published in 1985, this is a short meditation by an old man on people relating to other people who are dying, and the need for all of us to open up.

(my)Dying is fun

Paperback, 15/02/2007, £9.99
£8.99

Living With Grief When Illness is Prolonged

Paperback, 14/05/1997, £13.95
£12.56
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Woman Who Wouldn't Die

Paperback, 01/09/2001, £8.99
£8.09

Wild: A journey from lost to found

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £8.99
£8.09
'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' Nick Hornby

You Will Not Have My Hate

Hardback, 20/10/2016, £10.00
£9.00
Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his son while his wife, Helene, was at a concert. Turning on the TV, Antoine watched the terrorist attacks in Paris unfolding around him and tried to call Helene. She didn't answer. That night Helene was killed. This memoir is about how Antoine, and his baby son Melvil, endured after Helene's murder.

Give Sorrow Words

7, 20/07/2000, £18.99
£17.09
This new text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of loss via exploration into three major types of loss: imortant relationships, those that damage our self-esteem and losses resulting from victimization.

Dying,bereavement & the healing arts

Paperback, 16/10/2007, £19.99
£17.99
This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play.

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide

Paperback, 11/04/2007, £13.99
£12.59
Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £9.99
£8.99
The critically acclaimed account of Caitlin Doughty's first year working on the funerary frontlines

Fragile lives

Paperback, 01/05/2001, £21.99
£19.79
Provides a look at death from a sociological perspective. Arguing that despite popular belief death does not make us equal, this book states that dying is a chaotic and uncertain process. It examines the medicalisation of care for the dying, attitudes of carers, the notion of the 'good death', the euthanasia debate and the fear of cancer.

Death's Dominion : Ethics at the End of Life

Paperback, 01/12/2006, £19.99
£17.99
Drawing on a philosophical framework, the author explores end-of-life issues in order to reflect on the nature of the good death and how this may be achieved.

Good Death

Paperback, 01/09/2004, £18.99
£17.09
The notion of a 'good death' plays an important role in modern palliative care and remains a topic for lively debate. Using philosophical methods and theories, this book provides a critical analysis of Western notions surrounding the dying process in the palliative care context.

Death and Medical Power : An Ethical Analysis of Dutch Euthanasia Prac

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £24.99
£22.49
In all modern countries a good death and relief of suffering are important issues of public debate. The bioethical debate in the Netherlands is unique since it has been focusing on the issue of euthanasia. This book describes the debate, explains its origins, and analyzes its development, resulting in the legislation of euthanasia.

Responding to Grief

Paperback, 20/12/2000, £19.99
£17.99
This work argues that dying and bereavement are issues for all social care practitioners, illustrating the wide variety of ways in which they are involved. Examples are taken from mainstream as well as specialist settings.

Compassionate Cities

7, 02/06/2005, £22.99
£20.69
Written by a leading academic, this text presents a radical approach to death, ageing and public health that is useful reading for anyone working or studying in those fields.

Nature of Grief

7, 03/12/1998, £19.99
£17.99
In this study on the evolution of grief John Archer shows that grief is a natrual reaction to losses of many sorts and he proves this by bringing together material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology.

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families

Paperback, 29/08/2008, £23.99
£21.59
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief are part of our common understanding of bereavement. This book is suitable for those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief.

All in the End is Harvest

Paperback, 01/10/1984, £10.99
£9.89
This collection has brought comfort to many facing bereavement, with its anthology of prose and poetry for those who grieve. A perfect bedside book.

 

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