Living & Dying @ Murry Manor by Jaber F. GubriumLiving & Dying @ Murry Manor by Jaber F. Gubrium

Living & Dying @ Murry Manor

byJaber F. Gubrium

Paperback | January 1, 1997

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This text documents how the work of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. After several months as a participant-observer, taking part in activities from menial work to acting as gerontologist at staff meetings, the author produced this study of the social organization of care.
Title:Living & Dying @ Murry ManorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:221 pages, 8.54 × 5.58 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:University Press Of Virginia

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ISBN - 10:0813917778

ISBN - 13:9780813917771

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Living and Dying at Murray Manor is a classic text that documents how the "work" of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. Jaber F. Gubrium spent several months at a nursing home as a participant-observer, involved in activities ranging from performing menial "toileting" work to serving as a gerontologist at staff meetings. The result is not a survey of statistics about nursing homes but an examination of the social organization of care in a single home the author calls Murray Manor. During his stay, Gubrium became an increasingly accepted part of life at Murray Manor and was thus able to view the institution in its natural state. His research reveals how staff, clientele, relatives, visiting physicians, and funeral directors negotiated their respective roles, needs, and goals - and how, in the end, Murray Manor emerged as an organized social entity