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The Dying Process : Patients' Experiences of Palliative Care - Julia Lawton

The Dying Process

Patients' Experiences of Palliative Care

Hardcover Published: 20th June 2000
ISBN: 9780415226783
Number Of Pages: 240

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Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study, The Dying Process draws on the experiences of daycare 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 in 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.

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'Although not exactly a comfortable or easy read for anyone working in palliative care, this book is a fundamentally important study of what happens when patients die, especially in hospices. It should become essential reading for anyone with an interest in the care of the dying.' - The Lancet

Preface and acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Day care: a safe retreatp. 39
Preface to Chapters 3 and 4 - changing contexts: entering the hospicep. 76
'Body-subject' to 'body-object': hospice care and the dying patientp. 81
Inpatient hospice care: the sequestration of the unbounded body and 'dirty dying'p. 122
Invisible suffering: the social deathp. 148
Final reflectionsp. 171
App. Ap. 187
App. Bp. 189
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 205
Name indexp. 223
Subject indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415226783
ISBN-10: 0415226783
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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