Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Understanding Death and Dying, First Edition!

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.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Frank E. Eyetsemitan for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Matthew Isaak of University of Louisiana at Lafayette for developing the resources on this site.