Contents: Preface. E. Spinelli, Foreword. R.A. Neimeyer, Introduction. Part I: Theoretical and Methodological Positions. A. Tomer, G. Eliason, Existentialism and Death Attitudes. M. Mikulincer, V. Florian, The Complex and Multifaceted Nature of the Fear of Personal Death: The Multidimensional Model of Victor Florian. P.T.P. Wong, Meaning Management Theory and Death Acceptance. Part II: Research. J. Hart, J.L. Goldenberg, A Terror Management Perspective on Spirituality and the Problem of the Body. V.G. Cicirelli, End-of-Life Decisions: Research Findings and Implications. M. Ardelt, Wisdom, Religiosity, Purpose in Life, and Death Attitudes of Aging Adults. A. Tomer, G. Eliason, Regret and Death Attitudes. W. Dobson, P.T.P. Wong, Women Living With HIV: The Role of Meaning and Spirituality. D. Ivoncavich, P.T.P. Wong, The Role of Existential & Spiritual Coping in Anticipatory Grief. G. Nouel, Construction of Meaning in the Face of Mortality. J.A. Thorson, A.M. Laughlin, The Dark Night of the Soul. Part III: Applications. I. Orbach, Existentialism and Suicide. M.B. Mannarino, G. Eliason, J. Rubin, Regret Therapy: Coping With Death and End of Life Issues. C. Morrant, J. Catlett, Separation Theory and Voice Therapy: Philosophical Underpinnings and Applications to Death Anxiety Across the Life Span. P.T.P. Wong, Transformation of Grief Through Meaning: Meaning-Centered Counseling for Bereavement. D.M. Gibson, Making Meaning of Infertility and Death Through the Use of Spirituality and Growth-Fostering Relationships in Counseling. G. Eliason, M. Lepore, R. Myer, The Evolution of Grief Counseling. A. Tomer, G. Eliason, P.T.P. Wong, Conclusion.
""This book is a major and valuable achievement ... [it] provides a ... much needed counter-balance to the dearth of studies on the human dimensions of living with death."" --Ernesto Spinelli, Ph.D. " School of Psychotherapy and Counseling, Regents College"