Final Exit

The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying

Author: Derek Humphry

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385336535

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

View: 981


An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide and offers other relevant information on such issues as euthanasia, living wills, hospice care, legal implications, and more. Original.

Demarginalizing Voices

Commitment, Emotion, and Action in Qualitative Research

Author: Jennifer M. Kilty,Sheryl C. Fabian,Maritza Felices-Luna

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774827998

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3529


Numerous books explore the "how to" of qualitative research, but few discuss what it means to actually engage in it. In Demarginalizing Voices, scholars share personal stories about their research with marginalized populations, including Aboriginal peoples, sex workers, the dead and the dying, the imprisoned or recently released, and the homeless and hospitalized. They address issues of activism, emotional attachment, and the challenges of adopting innovative methods within the constraints of ethics review boards. These powerful accounts from the cutting-edge of qualitative research not only create a space in academia that centres marginalized voices, they open up the field to new debates and discussion.

Dying with Dignity: A Legal Approach to Assisted Death

A Legal Approach to Assisted Death

Author: Giza Lopes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830983

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 591


Providing a thorough, well-researched investigation of the socio-legal issues surrounding medically assisted death for the past century, this book traces the origins of the controversy and discusses the future of policymaking in this arena domestically and abroad. • Provides comprehensive, well-researched, and accessible information on a timely and controversial topic • Presents a socio-legal explanation rather than a simple description of the emergence and evolution of the legal concepts involved with medically assisted death • Offers invaluable historical perspective for academics in the fields of sociology, criminal justice, law, and related disciplines as well as practitioners who deal with end-of-life decision-making and lay readers

Death & Dying, Life & Living

Author: Charles A. Corr,Donna M. Corr

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111184061X

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

View: 3395


Practical and inspiring, this field-leading book helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. The book discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication are designed to encourage productive living in the face of death. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Investigation

A Method for Reconstructing the Past

Author: James W. Osterburg,Richard H. Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437778941

Category: Law

Page: 680

View: 4640


This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information - people, physical evidence and records. More than a simplistic introductory text, yet written in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format, it offers a broad approach to criminal investigation. Dozens of photographs, graphics, table, charts and diagrams supplement the text. A glossary elaborates on terms found in the text, gathered into one handy reference.

The McDonaldization of Society 5

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9407


′This book has been a fabulous success with students because it combines elements of critical social theory, readability... and popular culture′ - Charles Frederick, Jr., Indiana University One of the most noteworthy and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today′s readers in a way that few books have been able to do. Key Features of the new edition: - brand new chapter examining the Starbucks phenomenon and its relationship to McDonaldization - updated examples of McDonaldization, including online dating services (e.g., Viagra, MDMA (ecstasy), text-messaging, Ikea, and megachurches - an increased focus on globalization, including an examination into the relationship between McDonaldization and the environment

Understanding Human Development

Author: Grace J. Craig,Wendy L. Dunn

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Psychology

Page: 657

View: 2302


This chronologically-organized text has an applied focus and is intentionally selective in the topics it includes so that the full text can be managed within one semester. It assumes no prior psychology exposure, making it perfect for students of nursing, social work, and education in addition to psychology, but it does not attempt to address in depth those issues covered extensively in Introductory Psychology courses. Rather, the text reflects the field of Human Development in its current state, with emphasis on developmental processes and their explanations. The research base of the text is current and solid, but the book emphasizes depth of content over research process.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 6016



Taking Sides

Clashing Views on Moral Issues

Author: Stephen Satris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780073397153


Page: 408

View: 3164


This Eleventh Edition of TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website,