A Social History of Dying
By (author) Allan Kellehear
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Social History of Dying by Allan Kellehear
Book DescriptionOur experiences of dying have been shaped by ancient ideas about death and social responsibility at the end of life. From Stone Age ideas about dying as otherworld journey to the contemporary Cosmopolitan Age of dying in nursing homes, Allan Kellehear takes the reader on a 2 million year journey of discovery that covers the major challenges we will all eventually face: anticipating, preparing, taming and timing for our eventual deaths. This book, first published in 2007, is a major review of the human and clinical sciences literature about human dying conduct. The historical approach of this book places our recent images of cancer dying and medical care in broader historical, epidemiological and global context. Professor Kellehear argues that we are witnessing a rise in shameful forms of dying. It is not cancer, heart disease or medical science that presents modern dying conduct with its greatest moral tests, but rather poverty, ageing and social exclusion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521694292
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allan Kellehear
Inner Life of the Dying Person, Paperback (June 2014)
The Inner Life of the Person Dying recounts the experience of facing one's death solely from the dying person's perspective, showing that-along with suffering, loss, anger, sadness, and fear-we can also feel courage, love, hope, transcendence, transformation, and even happiness as we die.
International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care, Paperback (February 2013)
Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach.
Study of Dying, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Allan Kellehear
A multidisciplinary introduction to the topic of dying, providing insights from medicine, social sciences and humanities.
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Author Biography - Allan Kellehear
Allan Kellehear is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath, UK.
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