Death Anxiety Handbook: Research, Instrumentation, and Application

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Robert A. Neimeyer
Taylor & Francis, 1994 - 284 pages
Presenting a broad coverage of this major area of studies on death and dying, this book provides a systematic presentation of the six most widely used and best validated measures of death anxiety, threat and fear. These chapters consider the available data on the psychometric properties of each instrument and summarize research using them, and also supply a copy of the instrument with scoring keys - to facilitate their use. In addition, other chapters make use of the instrumentation by pursuing questions of applied significance in various health care settings nursing homes, psychotherapy, death education, near death experiences, persons with AIDS, experiences of bereaved young adults.; An introductory chapter introduces the major philosophical and psychological theories of the causes and consequences of death anxiety in adult life, and a closing chapter gives an overview of death education and how this affects attitudes towards death and dying.
 

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Death anxiety handbook: research, instrumentation, and application
Robert A. Neimeyer - Family & Relationships - 1994 - 284 pages
Presenting a broad coverage of this major area of studies on
death and dying, this book provides a systematic presentation of the six most widely used and best validated measures of death anxiety, threat and fear. These chapters consider the available data on the psychometric properties of each instrument and summarize research using them, and also supply a copy of the instrument with scoring keys - to facilitate their use. In addition, other chapters make use of the instrumentation by pursuing questions of applied significance in various health care settings nursing homes, psychotherapy, death education, near death experiences, persons with AIDS, experiences of bereaved young adults.; An introductory chapter introduces the major philosophical and psychological theories of the causes and consequences of death anxiety in adult life, and a closing chapter gives an overview of death education and how this affects attitudes towards death and dying. 

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Contents

Death Anxiety in Adult LifeTheoretical
3
A Revised Death Anxiety Scale
31
The CollettLester Fear of Death Scale
45
A Revised CollettLester Scale
51
Original CollettLester Fear of Death
57
New Directions in the Assessment of Death Orientation
69
Illustrative Areas of Research
82
Conclusion
91
Reduced Death Threat in NearDeath
169
Discussion
175
Death Threat Parental Loss and Interpersonal
181
Results
187
Death Depression and Death Anxiety
193
Death Concern and Attitudes Toward the Elderly
201
Results
207
References
214

Provided Form of the 25Item Threat
97
Validity and Reliability of the Multidimensional
103
Research Applications
113
Rationale for the Death Attitude ProfileRevised
127
Bugens Coping with Death
149
SelfEfficacy in Organ Donation
157
HospiceRelated Death SelfEfficacy
163
Origins of the Core Defense
222
Institutionalized Defenses
231
References
239
A Closing Coda
263
Develop Innovative Methods
269
Conclusion
275
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