Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is featured as this video explores death as a normal part of the process of living. The stages of the acceptance of death are seen through the views of a dying woman and her family. Ideas about death held by different cultures are described.
Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective.
The third edition includes two new chapters that highlight trends and provide assessments of end-of-life care in Canada. Several new topics are covered, including assisted death, emerging trends in funerary practices and memorialization, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. The book also offers individual perspectives on dying and death from funeral directors, nurses, police officers, and others, told in their own words. An appendix lists recent and classic movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death.
Sections: Challenge of palliative medicine -- Ethical issues -- Communication -- Research -- Patient evaluation and outcome measures -- Principles of drug use -- Symptom management -- Paediatric palliative medicine -- Palliative medicine in non-malignant disease -- Cultural and spiritual aspects -- Emotional issues -- Social work -- Rehabilitation -- Contribution of allied health professions -- Complementary therapies -- Palliative medicine in the home -- Terminal phase -- Bereavement -- Education and training -- Global perspective.