eBook Death and Dying, 1st Edition

  • Diane Henningfeld
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  • ISBN-10: 0737754559
  • ISBN-13: 9780737754551
  • DDC: 304.6
  • 244 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Each anthology in the Global Viewpoints series delivers contemporary perspectives from outside of the United States on a featured subject of global significance. Primary sources such as speeches and government documents combine with media sources to provide the comprehensive information students and readers need to think critically about the issue's worldwide implications.

This title explores current issues surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

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Features and Benefits

  • At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
  • Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, and government docu
  • These books contain an annotated table of contents; locator maps, to help readers place countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals.


"Gale imprint Greenhaven Press has a hot new print reference series to check out. Appropriate for high schoolers and general readers, the 'Global Viewpoints' series contains news and magazine articles, authoritative essays, and primary-source documents and will grow by eight to ten per year." --Library Journal, March 15, 2009

— Library Journal