Year: 1985 Source: Lancaster Pennsylvania: Technomic Publishers, 1985. 97p. SIEC No: 19880315

In the early 1900’s, death was much more a part of life than it is today. At that time, most died at home, surrounded by family & friends. Today the dying are more likely to end their lives in institutions, away from their homes. Ogg addresses several thanatological issues in her book. These include taboos, right to die, euthanasia, death & children, bereavement, & the many attitudes toward death. In chapter 4,”Choosing death”, rational suicide, euthanasia, & the right to die are discussed.