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Dying and death in Canada /
Herbert C. Northcott, Donna M. Wilson.
imprint
Aurora, Ont. : Garamond Press, c2001.
description
189 p.
ISBN
1551930234 :
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imprint
Aurora, Ont. : Garamond Press, c2001.
isbn
1551930234 :
catalogue key
4613029
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-04-01:
Northcott and Wilson (both, Univ. of Alberta) offer an excellent account of how a highly personal experience connects to broader cultural experiences in Canada. Part 1 describes the evolution of current meanings of dying and death and the demographics of today's death experience. In the precontact era, death was familiar, part of the natural cycle of life and public. Much of that changed with the arrival of Europeans. Coupled with the late-19th-century public health movement and technological advances of the late 20th century, dying and death have become unfamiliar, something to avoid, and private. Part 2 describes how Canadian social institutions both form and reflect changing values surrounding this highly personal experience. Salient issues, such as palliative care and assisted suicide, are discussed against the backdrop of family, religion, the health system, the legal system, and the funeral industry. The current struggle to more clearly define the meaning of dying and death in Canadian institutions is chronicled through examples from current literature, pop culture, and folklore. Part 3 discusses the individual response to dying and death; personal accounts highlight the nature of this universal experience from the vantage point of both patient and family. An easily read work, informative, for a wide audience. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates. A. M. Kolanowski Pennsylvania State University, University Park
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Summaries
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	- Reached through: #include "look_inside/summaries.ftl"  [in template "WEB-INF/details/details_look_inside.ftl" at line 24, column 25]
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freemarker.core._TemplateModelException: [... Exception message was already printed; see it above ...]
	at freemarker.ext.beans._MethodUtil.newInvocationTemplateModelException(_MethodUtil.java:311)
	at freemarker.ext.beans._MethodUtil.newInvocationTemplateModelException(_MethodUtil.java:275)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.SimpleMethodModel.exec(SimpleMethodModel.java:80)
	at freemarker.core.MethodCall._eval(MethodCall.java:62)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.Dot._eval(Dot.java:38)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.DefaultToExpression._eval(DefaultToExpression.java:80)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.eval(Expression.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.Expression.evalAndCoerceToString(Expression.java:82)
	at freemarker.core.DollarVariable.accept(DollarVariable.java:41)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executeNestedBlockInner(IteratorBlock.java:240)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executeNestedBlock(IteratorBlock.java:220)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.accept(IteratorBlock.java:194)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitIteratorBlock(Environment.java:572)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.acceptWithResult(IteratorBlock.java:78)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.accept(IteratorBlock.java:64)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.include(Environment.java:2072)
	at freemarker.core.Include.accept(Include.java:167)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.ConditionalBlock.accept(ConditionalBlock.java:48)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.include(Environment.java:2072)
	at freemarker.core.Include.accept(Include.java:167)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitByHiddingParent(Environment.java:345)
	at freemarker.core.ConditionalBlock.accept(ConditionalBlock.java:48)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.MixedContent.accept(MixedContent.java:54)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:324)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.process(Environment.java:302)
	at freemarker.template.Template.process(Template.java:325)
	at freemarker.ext.servlet.FreemarkerServlet.process(FreemarkerServlet.java:725)
	at freemarker.ext.servlet.FreemarkerServlet.doGet(FreemarkerServlet.java:642)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:617)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:646)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.processRequest(ApplicationDispatcher.java:436)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:374)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:302)
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.ControllerServlet.doGet(Unknown Source)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:617)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:646)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.processRequest(ApplicationDispatcher.java:436)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:374)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:302)
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.RootFilter.doFilter(Unknown Source)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)
	at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:470)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127)
	at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109)
	at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:293)
	at org.apache.jk.server.JkCoyoteHandler.invoke(JkCoyoteHandler.java:190)
	at org.apache.jk.common.HandlerRequest.invoke(HandlerRequest.java:291)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.invoke(ChannelSocket.java:776)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.processConnection(ChannelSocket.java:705)
	at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket$SocketConnection.runIt(ChannelSocket.java:898)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:690)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:701)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at ca.utoronto.library.utl.bowker.Annotation_TypeMap.getAnnotationType(Unknown Source)
	at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor172.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:622)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.BeansWrapper.invokeMethod(BeansWrapper.java:1458)
	at freemarker.ext.beans.SimpleMethodModel.exec(SimpleMethodModel.java:71)
	... 72 more