Death, Dying and Bereavement

A Hong Kong Chinese Experience

Edited by Cecilia Lai Wan Chan and Amy Yin Man Chow

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Edited by Cecilia Lai Wan Chan and Amy Yin Man Chow

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

384 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback $28.00 ISBN: 9789622097872 Published January 2006 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
Fear marks the boundary between the known and the unknown. Some Chinese people believe that talking about death will increase the likelihood of occurrence. Also, by talking about death, evil spirits will be attracted to haunt people. In facing death, individual response is inevitably moulded by the values, attitudes, and beliefs of one’s culture. Despite the large Chinese emigrant population in major cities in the world, available material in English on death, dying and bereavement among Chinese people is scarce. As Hong Kong is a place where East meets West, most professionals working in the field of death, dying and bereavement adapt knowledge from the West to their practice with the Chinese population. The intention of this volume is to consolidate and disseminate valuable practical wisdom with professionals in the local and international communities who serve Chinese patients and their family members.
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