ADEC at 40: Second half of life wisdom for the future of death education and counseling

@article{Gamino2017ADECA4,
  title={ADEC at 40: Second half of life wisdom for the future of death education and counseling},
  author={Louis A. Gamino},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={188 - 195}
}
  • L. Gamino
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Death Studies
ABSTRACT The author uses a developmental model of nonprofit organizations (Simon, 2001) to examine the history, current status, and future prospects of the Association for Death Education and Counseling on the occasion of its 40th anniversary as a professional society. Borrowing from the work of Richard Rohr (2011) on second half of life wisdom, the author suggests that such maturity represents the association’s best pathway to consolidating its accomplishments to date and sustaining continued… Expand

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