Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement

Erica Borgstrom (Editor), Julie Ellis (Editor), Kate Woodthorpe (Editor)

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This book examines research on death, dying and bereavement, and how our approaches, perceptions and expectations shapes what we can know about the end of life. The contributions include personal and professional reflections, and practical suggestions for conducting research in this field.

The volume stems from the resurgence of the international and interdisciplinary study of death in the last 20 years. Within this, empirical research is often viewed as sensitive, but little has been written about the experience of conducting research in this area. There has thus been little reflection on the opportunities and challenges faced in undertaking research as the field of death studies grows, including the accommodation and recognition of cultural differences. This volume seeks to in part address this gap. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Mortality journal and the Death Studies journal.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages134
ISBN (Electronic)9781315103013
ISBN (Print)9781138103085, 9780367891060
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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