Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559516
Title:
Death, bereavement and health education.
Authors:
Fahey, Tony; Health Education Bureau (HEB)
Citation:
Fahey, Tony, Health Education Bureau. 1983. Death, bereavement and health education. Dublin: Health Education Bureau.
Publisher:
Health Education Bureau (HEB)
Issue Date:
Dec-1983
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559516
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Concern with death, dying and bereavement as problems with educational and social science significance has expanded dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years, especially in the United States. The new field of "death education," which deals with counselling and support for the dying and the bereaved and with general social reactions to death and bereavement, has rapidly accumulated a large body of research ond expert literature (there are now at least three academic journals dealing with death education and related topics, Thanatology, Omega, and Death Education). This paper presents a brief overview of the thinking underlying death education and makes particular reference to its current and possible future applications in Ireland, especially as a branch of general health education. The paper contains three parts: first, a review of literature on death and bereavement from the social, psychological and educational viewpoints, drawing especially on the literature in Britain and the United States; second, an assessment of the social and educational reactions to death and bereavement in Ireland; and third, an indication of possible areas where health education in Ireland might be developed to deal with some of the problems that now seem to be emerging in public reactions to death and bereavement.
Keywords:
BEREAVEMENT; MORTALITY; EDUCATION; RESEARCH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFahey, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorHealth Education Bureau (HEB)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T11:16:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T11:16:09Zen
dc.date.issued1983-12en
dc.identifier.citationFahey, Tony, Health Education Bureau. 1983. Death, bereavement and health education. Dublin: Health Education Bureau.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559516en
dc.descriptionConcern with death, dying and bereavement as problems with educational and social science significance has expanded dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years, especially in the United States. The new field of "death education," which deals with counselling and support for the dying and the bereaved and with general social reactions to death and bereavement, has rapidly accumulated a large body of research ond expert literature (there are now at least three academic journals dealing with death education and related topics, Thanatology, Omega, and Death Education). This paper presents a brief overview of the thinking underlying death education and makes particular reference to its current and possible future applications in Ireland, especially as a branch of general health education. The paper contains three parts: first, a review of literature on death and bereavement from the social, psychological and educational viewpoints, drawing especially on the literature in Britain and the United States; second, an assessment of the social and educational reactions to death and bereavement in Ireland; and third, an indication of possible areas where health education in Ireland might be developed to deal with some of the problems that now seem to be emerging in public reactions to death and bereavement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Education Bureau (HEB)en
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.titleDeath, bereavement and health education.en
dc.typeReporten
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