A sensitively observed ethnographic account of the experience of terminal illness and care.
PrefaceChapter 1: Life in the face of deathChapter 2: Thoughts about facing deathChapter 3: The cancer storyChapter 4: Constructions of a good deathChapter 5: How we die: The uncertain worlds of terminally ill peopleChapter 6: Medicine's affair with deathChapter 7: Speaking the 'truth' about dyingChapter 8: Patient autonomy and professional controlChapter 9: The rewards and costs of caringChapter 10: Palliation: Masking pain or masking death?Methodological appendixReferencesIndex
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 21st December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin