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Published: 15 September 2011

238 Pages | 6 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199599295

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Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Second Edition

Edited by David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne

  • Contains contributions from experienced clinicians and practitioners in their field
  • Truly international perspectives mean that this book is applicable to a wide range of health and social care systems
  • The book is in 2 parts: the first part containins eight chapters on analysis of the 'context', whilst the second part addresses specific issues relating to particular groups and communities
  • Contains a foreword by Professor Lukas Radbruch, President of the European Association for Palliative Care, Germany, and an afterword by Professor Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer and End of Life Care, UK

New to this Edition:

  • 11 new chapters, on topics such as the emergence of new forms of dying in contemporary societies, communication, information and support, dying as a teenager or young person, substance abusers, people with dementia, and homeless people, amongst others
  • All remaining chapters have undergone major revisions and been updated

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