Year: 1973 Source: New York: Penguin, 1973. 238p. SIEC No: 19871407

In the foreword to this book, Arnold Toynbee states that Shneidman’s concern with death is not merely professional: “he is concerned humanely both in easing a dying person’s passage to death and in helping the survivors to contend with the psychological wound inflicted by bereavement.” This thanatological work is presented in five chapters: “The Dying Person”, “Views of Death”, “Nuances of Death”, “Medico-Legal Aspects of Death” and “Dimensions of Death”.