This innovative and informative new text bridges the fields of gerontology and thanatology.

part 1|84 pages

Theories and Concepts

chapter 1|20 pages

Attitudes about Life and Death: Toward a Comprehensive Model of Death Anxiety 1

ByAdrian Tomer, Grafton Eliason

chapter 2|14 pages

Meaning of Life and Meaning of Death in Successful Aging

ByPaul T. P. Wong

chapter 3|-2 pages

Transcending the Self: A Terror Management Perspective on Successful Aging

ByShannon K. McCoy, Tom Pyszczynski, Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg

chapter 4|20 pages

Microsuicide and the Elderly: A Basic Defense Against Death Anxiety

ByRobert W. Firestone

part 2|2 pages

Death Attitudes in Older Adults: Empirical Findings

chapter 5|8 pages

Death-Related Attitudes: Conceptual Distinctions

ByAdrian Tomer

chapter 6|15 pages

Correlates of Death Anxiety in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Review

ByBarry V. Fortner, Robert A. Neimeyer, Bruce Rybarczyk

chapter 7|14 pages

The Structure of the Revised Death Anxiety Scale in Young and Old Adults

ByAdrian Tomer, Grafton Eliason, Jason Smith

chapter 8|14 pages

Death Anxiety in Younger and Older Adults

ByJames A. Thorson, F. C. Powell

part III|2 pages

Attitudes Toward the Older Adult and End of Life Decisions

chapter 10|18 pages

Ageism and Elderly Suicide: The Intimate Connection

ByNancy J. Osgood

chapter 11|18 pages

Older Adult’s Ethnicity, Fear of Death, and End-of-Life Decisions

ByVictor G. Cicirelli

chapter 13|16 pages

Death Anxiety in Nursing Home Personnel as a Function of Race

ByStephen J. DePaola, Mike Prewett, Rachel L. Hawkins

chapter 14|12 pages

Hospice Care and the Older Person

ByStephen R. Connor

part IV|2 pages


chapter 15|16 pages

Spirituality and Counseling of the Older Adult

ByGrafton Eliason

chapter 16|24 pages

Death Attitudes and Aging in the 21st Century

ByRobert Kastenbaum