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Medical Ethics

Dying and Death in Canada, Fourth Edition

by (author) Herbert Northcott & Donna Wilson

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Category
Ethics, Social Work, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487509279
    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price
    $45.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487509293
    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
    $36.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487509262
    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
    $95.00

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Dying and Death in Canada provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. The fourth edition covers current issues and recent developments in the field, such the implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. New topics include death doulas, death tourism, psychogenic death, bonds between the living and the dead, mass death events, and cultural diversity, sensitivity, and competence. This edition combines sensitive language and current research with the aim of destigmatizing conversations surrounding suicide, while case studies offer personal accounts from doctors, nurses, parents, and children of the deceased.

 

Exploring the significance of end-of-life experiences, Dying and Death in Canada shows that how we live influences how we die, and the society and culture in which we live have profound effects on how we behave when confronted with dying and death.

About the authors

Herbert C. Northcott teaches in the Sociology Department at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

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Donna M. Wilson is a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

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