Understanding Death and Dying

Understanding Death and Dying

Encountering Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

Frank E. Eyetsemitan


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Understanding Death and Dying teaches students about death, dying, bereavement, and afterlife beliefs by asking them to apply this content to their lives and to the world around them. Students see differing cultural experiences discussed in context with key theories and research. The text’s pedagogy delivers relevant multi- and cross-cultural applications and connections across topics. This helps students evaluate their personal assumptions and appreciate how the content applies to their own current and future roles as individuals, family members, work colleagues, and as part of a community. The text simultaneously challenges learners to consider their own perspectives and to think critically about the parallels between their own lives and different cultures.

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Frank E. Eyetsemitan:
Frank Eyetsemitan is a Professor of Psychology at Roger Williams University in Bristol Rhode Island, where he previously served as the Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences. He is also a Faculty Associate at the UMaine Center on Aging and a Trustee of the Providence Public Library.


Dr. Eyetsemitan is the author or co-author of several publications on death, dying and bereavement.