How do doctors and nurses communicate with frightened patients who are dying, address the needs and concerns of the patients, and help the patients arrive at an acceptance of death? This work deals with the relationship that the health care team has with the dying and how well that team is prepared to address the fears of the dying. In addition, the health care team must learn to deal with their own emotions and ignorance concerning death. This work should be of interest to those professions that deal closely with dying people.
About the Author:
ARTHUR S. BERGER is the director of the International Institute for the Study of Death. He has written more than 30 papers and several books on thanatology including When Life Ends (Praeger, in press), Dying and Death in Law and Medicine (Praeger, 1992), and To Die or Not To Die (Praeger, 1990).
JOYCE BERGER is administrator of the International Institute for the Study of Death. She is coauthor of the Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research and coeditor of Perspectives on Death and Dying and To Die or Not to Die (Praeger, 1990), among others.