The best-selling textbook in its field, The Last Dance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of death and dying. Integrating the experiential, scholarly, social, individual, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, this acclaimed text provides solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical application to students' lives. The ninth edition has been updated to offer cutting-edge and comprehensive coverage of death studies.
New edition of a basic text surveying attitudes, cross-cultural and historical perspectives, socialization, health care systems, living with life-threatening illness, funerals and body disposition, the experience of loss, death in children's lives, medical ethics, the law, suicide, and concepts of immortality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)