In Death and Bereavement Around the World,
Volume 3: Death and Bereavement in Europe, the contributors
explore attitudes, funeral practices, and end-of-life care in
the European countries. The scope of this volume ranges from the
highly developed hospice and bereavement programs found in the
United Kingdom to the newly developed programs in Croatia.
The "new Europe" is reflected in the cooperation among
services across Europe. while services maintain their national
identities. Religion continues to exert its influence throughout
Europe, notably in Greece. Much of the volume's focus is on funeral
rituals and burial customs and the distinctive changes in funerals
across Europe, especially in Germany. Practices in Poland, the
Ukraine. and Russia are described, highlighting the differences
among these countries despite the political unity imposed on them
for 50 years.