This hardcover book is in very good condition overall. The cover of the book has a gilded title on the spine and is without major issue. The jacket is also in very good condition, but has worn slightly along some edges. Inside, the pages of the book appear to be without issue and are in very good condition overall.
Living with Dying begins with the narratives of five healthcare professionals, who, when faced with overwhelming personal losses, altered their clinical practices and philosophies. Providing ways to ensure a respectful death for individuals, families, groups, and communities, it is organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement and around clinical practice. It addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, race, or homelessness. The book also includes content on trauma and developmental issues for children, adults, and the aging who are dying, and it addresses legal, ethical, spiritual, cultural, and social class issues as core factors in the assessment of and work with the dying.