The dying process : patients' experiences of palliative care /

"Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study, The Dying Process draws on the experiences of day care and hospice patients to provide a forceful new analysis of the period of decline prior to death." "Placing the bodily realities of dying very firmly centre stage and questioning...

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Author / Creator:Lawton, Julia, 1969- author.
Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Description:1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Palliative treatment.
Terminal care.
Death.
Palliative Care.
Hospice Care.
Death.
Soins palliatifs.
Soins en phase terminale.
Mort.
MEDICAL -- Terminal Care.
Death.
Palliative treatment.
Terminal care.
Palliatieve behandeling.
Stervensbegeleiding.
Terminale patièˆnten.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11114187
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ISBN:020317013X
9780203170137
9780203130278
0203130278
0415226783
0415226791
9780415226783
9780415226790
9781134588671
1134588674
9781134588626
1134588623
9781134588664
1134588666
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and indexes.
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Summary:"Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study, The Dying Process draws on the experiences of day care and hospice patients to provide a forceful new analysis of the period of decline prior to death." "Placing the bodily realities of dying very firmly centre stage and questioning the ideology central to the modern hospice movement of enabling patients to 'live until they die', Julia Lawton shows how our concept of a 'good death' is open to interpretation. Her study examines the non-negotiable effects of a patient's bodily deterioration on their sense of self and, in so doing, offers a powerful new perspective on embodiment and emotion in death and dying." "A detailed and subtle ethnographic study, The Dying Process engages with a range of deeply complex and ethically contentious issues surrounding the care of dying patients in hospices and elsewhere. This book makes a significant contribution to the field of the sociology of the body and will also be an invaluable text for professionals, students and others who wish to enhance their understanding of hospice and palliative care."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Lawton, Julia, 1969- Dying process. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000 0415226783