Older Adults' Views on Death

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Older Adults' Views on Death

SKU# 9780826170132

Author: Victor G. Cicirelli PhD


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This empirically-based study of older adults ranging in age from 70-90 years examines the influence of family relations, religious beliefs, age-related health changes, culture, and more on personal meanings of death, fears of death, and views of the dying process.

Gerontologists will gain a more realistic understanding of all of the factors influencing an older individual's view of death and the dying process. These views impact the development of both effective interventions to provide appropriate emotional support and coping strategies to help persons deal with fears of approaching death.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 26, 2006
  • Page Count 400
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826170132
  • EISBN 9780826170149

Table of Contents 

    List of Tables
  1. Introduction and Study Method
  2. Sociocultural Meanings of Death
  3. Personal Meanings of Death
  4. Fear of Death
  5. Views and Expectations About the Dying Process
  6. The Influence of Religion on Views of Death
  7. The Influence of Health on Views of Death
  8. The Influence of Family Relationships on Views of Death
  9. Death Meanings, Death Fears, and the Dying Process: Some Interrelationships
  10. Conclusions and Implications

  11. References