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Curing the Dread of Death : Theory, Research and Practice

The dread of death has appeared throughout recorded human history in art, literature, song, myth, and ritual. Yet death is not to be feared. Indeed, it may hold the key to living a vital, authentic life. The many authors of this volume argue that we cannot live fully without complete acceptance of the fragility and finiteness of life.
This book explores the dread of death and its management from a wide range of perspectives with researchers and writers from a variety of cultures, academic traditions and disciplines across the globe. The fields covered are broad - including palliative care and grief, psychodynamic theory, social, developmental and clinical psychology, sociology and anthropology, counselling practice as well as history, art, and philosophy.
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Place of Publication: Samford Valley, QLD
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9781925644111
EISBN: 9781925644128
Publication Year: 2018
Subject Covered: Psychology