Test Bank for Understanding Dying, Death, And Bereavement 7th Edition By Michael R. Leming

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Test Bank for Understanding Dying, Death, And Bereavement 7th Edition By Michael R. Leming

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1  STUDYING DYING, DEATH, AND BEREAVEMENT 2

Chapter 2  THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE OF DEATH 15

Chapter 3  GROWING UP WITH DEATH 24

Chapter 4  PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND LIFE AFTER DEATH 32

Chapter 5  THE DYING PROCESS 40

Chapter 6  LIVING WITH DYING 50

Chapter 7  DYING IN THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 60

Chapter 8  BIOMEDICAL ISSUES AND EUTHANASIA 68

Chapter 9  SUICIDE 78

Chapter 10  DIVERSITY IN DEATH RITUALS 89

Chapter 11  THE BUSINESS OF DYING 102

Chapter 12  THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF DYING 113

Chapter 13  COPING WITH LOSS 123

Chapter 14  GRIEVING THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE 130

SAMPLE SYLLABUSES 136

CHAPTER 1

STUDYING DYING, DEATH, AND BEREAVEMENT

Chapter Outline

Current Interest in Death and Dying

Why the Increased Interest?

The Mystery of Death

Terrorism

Ethical Issues

Popular Culture

Death Education

Thanatology Classes

Thanatology Publications

Mortality Statistics

Death Etiology and Life Expectancy

Gender Differences in Mortality Rates

Approaches to the Study of Dying and Death

The Biological Approach

The Psychological Approach

The Philosophical Approach

The Anthropological Approach

The Sociological Approach

Structural-Functional Theory

Conflict Theory

Social Exchange Theory

Symbolic Interactionist Theory

Conclusion

Summary

Discussion Questions

Glossary

Suggested Readings

True-False Questions

1. The interdisciplinary study of dying, death, and bereavement is called “thanatology.” True

2. American society formally prepares individuals to deal with dying and death on both personal and emotional levels. False

3. Death appears to be more abstract for those growing up today than for previous generations. True

4. In the early 1940s Hollywood began to produce films around the theme of death when the “good guy” died. False

5. Television specials with a theme of dying and death began emerging in the 1970s in the United States. True

6. Currently there is almost an obsession, and certainly a fascination, with death-related themes in American movies. True

7. The “suicide doctor” in Michigan in the late 20th century was Dr. Jack Kevorkian. True

8. A program for the elderly called Elderhostel does not allow the topic of dying and death to be presented. True

9. A text published in 1959 for thanatology was an anthology by psychologist Herman Feifel titled The Meaning of Death. True

10. Jessica Mitford’s The American Way of Death in 1963 was very favorable toward the funeral industry. False

11. Conflict theory is concerned with explaining the stability of society. False

12. Exchange theory is primarily concerned with the issue of societal maintenance and social equilibrium. False

13. The leading cause of death in the United States today is cardiovascular disease. True

14. Life expectancy in the United States is greater for males than females. False

15. The conception sex ratio and the sex ratio at birth in the United States favors males over females. True

16. Anthropologist Ashley Montagu suggested that women have a superior use of emotions because they are more likely to cry than men. True

17. Biological death has remained much the same over the years and so has the manner in which humans experience death. False

18. Gerontophobia is the fear of dying of a debilitating disease. False

19. Physical anthropologists who study death-related phenomena have a special interest in death rituals in different cultures. False

20. Sociology is a multiparadigm science. True

21. Symbolic interactionism is an approach stressing the importance of interpretation of others’ behavior. True

22. A major assumption of social exchange theory is that the profit motive governs social situations. True

23. The events of September 11, 2001, have caused our society to become more paranoid. True

24. Kubler-Ross’ On Death and Dying, published in 1969, sparked a lot of interest in the topic of dying and death. True

25. Jessica Mitford’s The American Way of Death, published in 1963, played a critical role in changes in the funeral industry. True

26. Leading causes of death in 1900 were cardiovascular diseases and cancer. False

27. Terror management theory (TMT) suggests that people adhere to cultural worldviews and beliefs in order to suppress death and morality-related thoughts. True

28. A popular book about a professor dying of ALS in the 1990s is titled Tuesdays with Morrie and was written by Mitch Albom. True

29. Smoking kills approximately 434,000 Americans each year. True

30. Smoking accounts for approximately 5 percent of all deaths globally each year. True

31. A ban was imposed on public smoking in the United Kingdom in 2007. True

32. Cigarette smoking in movies today is becoming more popular. True

33. Infant mortality rates in the United States are the lowest of all postindustrial countries in the world today. False

34. In modern Western countries life expectancy is longer for women than for men. True

35. Women have a higher morbidity rate than men. True

36. A longitudinal study is a study done at one point in time. False

37. The psychological approach looks at dying from a developmental perspective. True

38. An existentialist approach looks at dying and death from an anthropological perspective. False

39. The phenomenology approach to dying and death studies “the thing”  itself. True

40. Fictive kin refers to terms for individuals who are not related via kinship. True

 

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