|aEnd-of-life stories :|bcrossing disciplinary boundaries /|ceditors, Donald E. Gelfand ... [et al.].
|aNew York :|bSpringer Pub.,|cc2005.
|axxx, 217 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aSpringer series on death and suicide
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aThe model : constructs, story domains, and levels -- Stories of Ron : music to his ears -- Stories of Ryan : too little time -- Stories of Grace : gifts and givers -- Stories of Avery : living and dying well -- Stories of Maggie : family dynamite -- Stories of Malika : defining a person -- Stories of Sonny : tattoos and tolerance -- Stories of Pearl : surviving end-of-life care -- Stories of Henry : family choices and challenges -- Stories of Peter : trouble with God and family -- Stories of Jim : homeless and at home -- Stories of Shanti : culture and karma -- Stories of three veterans : a spectrum of palliation -- Three veterans' stories, Robert Zalenski : boundaries and bridges.
End-of-life experiences are often viewed in terms of only one perspective such as medicine. In this volume, a variety of end-of life experiences are presented and each case is analyzed from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. These range across a broad array of the helping professions, and disciplines such as information, law and the social sciences. The book provides a variety of narratives about end-of-life experiences contributed by members of the Wayne State University End-of-Life Interdisciplinary Project. Each of the narratives is then analyzed from several different disciplinary perspectives. These analyzes illustrate how specific end-of-life narratives can be viewed from different dimensions and helps students, researchers and practitioners see the important and varied meanings that end-of-life experiences have at the level of the individual, the family, and the community. The narratives include end-of-life experiences of individuals from a number of diverse backgrounds.