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Fragile Lives : Death, dying and care - Beverley McNamara

Fragile Lives

Death, dying and care

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A sensitively observed ethnographic account of the experience of terminal illness and care.

Preface..Chapter 1: Life in the face of death..Chapter 2: Thoughts about facing death..Chapter 3: The cancer story..Chapter 4: Constructions of a good death..Chapter 5: How we die: The uncertain worlds of terminally ill people..Chapter 6: Medicine's affair with death..Chapter 7: Speaking the 'truth' about dying..Chapter 8: Patient autonomy and professional control..Chapter 9: The rewards and costs of caring..Chapter 10: Palliation: Masking pain or masking death?..Methodological appendix..References..Index

ISBN: 9781741150667
ISBN-10: 1741150663
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1