ERIC Number: ED178988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Death and Dying: Communication Parameters and Perspectives.
Cassata, Donald M.
Communication specialists have contributions to make to the study of death education and to health professionals in caring for the terminally ill and their survivors. Communication specialists can assist with identifying the communication behaviors associated with "stigma" reactions to death by the patient, the family, and the helping professional; can point to the significance of the setting for dying; can help coordinate psychological resources for the patient by helping various levels of communication occur; can help develop communication skills related to verbal messages with the dying; can teach the significance and meaning of nonverbal communication; and can help interpret the value and ways of expressing emotions. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)