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

The Dying Process: Patients' Experiences of Palliative Care

byJulia LawtonEditorJulia Lawton

Paperback | August 8, 2000

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Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study,The Dying Processdraws 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 Processengages with a range of deeply complex and ethically contentious issues surrounding the care of dying patients in hospices and elsewhere.
Title:The Dying Process: Patients' Experiences of Palliative CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.8 inPublished:August 8, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415226791

ISBN - 13:9780415226790


Editorial Reviews

'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