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Catalogs and Bibliographies
Contents: Adolescents -- Aging and death -- Attitudes toward death -- Bibliographies -- Childhood bereavement -- Communication about death -- Coping and caregivers -- Cross-cultural views on death and dying -- Death education -- The death of a child -- Dying -- Eschatology -- Ethical issues -- Fear of death -- General works -- Grief and mourning -- Historical views of death and dying -- Hospice -- Immortality -- Legal and financial issues -- Mental health issues -- Miscellaneous -- Near-death experiences -- Nursing -- Palliative care -- Parental loss and grief -- Pastoral care -- Philosophical studies -- Practitioner education -- Rituals -- Sibling loss and grief -- Thanatology -- Widowhood.
General Reference Sources
Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, focusing on the human experience. Includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.
"The 327 signed entries, written by scholars and expert care providers, range in length from a few paragraphs to several pages. The focus of the entries is on exploring 'the place of death in contemporary life,' although the encyclopedia also aims to provide a historical perspective of death and dying through the ages."
Handbooks and Manuals
v. 1. The presence of death. Pt. 1: Death in cultural context -- pt. 2. Death in social context: variants in morality and meaning -- pt. 3. Death and social controversy -- pt. 4. Passing away: dying as social process -- v. 2. The response to death. pt. 5. Funeralization: the social ceremonies of death -- pt. 6. Body disposition -- pt. 7. Thanatological aftermath -- pt. 8. The legalities of death -- pt. 9. The creative imagination and the response to death -- pt. 9. The future of death.
1. Attachment, Loss, and the Experience of Grief -- 2. Understanding the Mourning Process -- 3. Grief Counseling: Facilitating Uncomplicated Grief -- 4. Abnormal Grief Reactions: Complicated Mourning -- 5. Grief Therapy: Resolving Complicated Mourning -- 6. Grieving Special Types of Losses -- 7. Grief and Family Systems -- 8. The Counselor's Own Grief -- 9. Training for Grief Counseling.
Handbook of thanatology : the essential body of knowledge for the study of death, dying, and bereavement
Contents: Pt. 1. Dying. Culture, socialization, and dying / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr -- Religion, spirituality, and dying / Marcia Lattanzi-Licht -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on dying / Kenneth J. Doka -- Life span issues and dying / Robin Paletti -- The family, larger systems, and dying / Stephen R. Connor -- Ethical and legal issues and dying / Arthur Zuker -- Pt. 2. End-of-life decision making. Culture, socialization, and end-of-life decision making / Andrea C. Walker -- Religion, spirituality, and end-of-life decision making / Richard B. Gilbert -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on end-of-life decision making / James L. Werth, Jr. and Christine Harte -- Life span issues and end-of-life decision making / Andrea C. Walker -- The family, larger systems, and end-of-life decision making / Robyn L. Mowery -- Ethical and legal issues and end-of-life decision making / Arthur Zucker -- Pt. 3. Loss, grief, and mourning. Culture, socialization, and loss, grief, and mourning / Paul C. Rosenblatt -- Religion and spirituality in loss, grief, and mourning / Dennis Klass -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on loss, grief, and mourning / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr -- Life span issues and loss, grief, and mourning part 1: the importance of a developmental context: childhood and adolescence as an example / Kevin Ann Oltjenbruns -- Part 2: adulthood / David E. Balk -- The family, larger systems, and loss, grief, and mourning / Alicia Skinner Cook -- Ethical and legal issues and loss, grief, and mourning / David K. Meagher -- Pt. 4. Assessment and intervention. Culture and socialization in assessment and intervention / Ester R. Shapiro -- Religion, spirituality, and assessment and intervention / Kenneth J. Doka -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on assessment and intervention / John R. Jordan and Robert A. Neimeyer -- Contents: Life span issues and assessment and intervention / David A. Crenshaw -- Assessment and intervention in the family and larger systems / Jennifer L. Matheson -- Ethical and legal issues in assessment and intervention / Jackson P. Rainer -- Pt. 5. Traumatic death. Culture, socialization, and traumatic death / Jeffrey Kauffman -- Religion, spirituality, and traumatic death / Gerry R. Cox -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on traumatic death / Lillian M. Range -- Life span issues and traumatic death / David Lester -- The family, larger systems, and traumatic death / David A. Crenshaw -- Ethical and legal issues in traumatic death / David K. Meagher -- Pt. 6. Death education. Culture, socialization, and death education / Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Strickland -- Religion, spirituality, and death education / Robert G. Stevenson -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on death education / Illene C. Noppe -- The family, larger systems, and death education / Kathleen R. Gilbert and Colleen I. Murray -- Ethical and legal issues and death education / Carla J. Sofka -- Pt. 7. Two overarching indicators within fundamental knowledge of thanatology -- Professional issues and thanatology / Carol Wogrin -- Resources in thanatology / Gordon Thornton, Scarlett Jett and Mary Lou Zanich.
Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies. It explores some of the most sensitive questions surrounding death.". "The authors also offer useful strategies for talking about death in the context of different school lessons, in order to prepare pupils of all ages. The various chapters are each clearly labelled with suggested age-ranges for their use, and each has a useful summary of the main points covered. The final chapter on grief and mourning covers the crucial topic of how to give newly bereaved children the support they need. This handbook combines factual information with broader suggestions for teachers to use when discussing death with children. Readable and practical, it will be invaluable for teachers who have to broach this sensitive issue within the school environment
Funeral homes & services -- Cemeteries & memorial parks -- Cremation & alternative forms of disposition -- Personalization & practical ideas for memorialization -- Financing & payment -- Available benefits -- Dealing with grief & mourning -- A summary of customs & practices -- A brief history (where & why) -- Available resources -- FTC funeral trade rule -- State regulating boards -- Cemetery laws by state -- Glossary -- Notes/bibliography -- Index -- Personal planning guide.
"This website is a directory of online death indexes listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. Also included is information about searching the Social Security Death Index online."
-- This meta-index of death & dying resources includes the following topics: cross-cultural issues; death in the arts and humanities; types of death; life after death; obituaries; memorials; religion; politics; euthanasia and physician assisted suicide; animal rights; grief; funeral customs and planning. It is complied and maintained by Michael C. Kearl, Trinity University.
On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying provokes a wide variety of emotions. The series asks us to begin the difficult task of contemplating our own mortality. In response, KQED (San Francisco) presents four half-hour companion shows: honest discussions about caregiving, grief, difficult decisions and what may lie beyond death. Transcripts, viewer guides & resources
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Collections
PsycARTICLES Database contains the full text of articles from APA (American Psychological Association) journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals, most from 1988 to the present. The articles are provided in HTML format for direct viewing and printing with your web browser.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
Contents Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.
Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.
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