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Description - And a Time to Die by Sharon R. Kaufman

Over the past thirty years, the way Americans experience death has been dramatically altered. The advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health has changed where, when, and how we die. In this revelatory study, medical anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes: the hospital, where most Americans die today. She deftly links the experiences of patients and families, the work of hospital staff, and the ramifications of institutional bureaucracy to show the invisible power of the hospital system in shaping death and our individual experience of it. In doing so, Kaufman also speaks to the ways we understand what it means to be human and to be alive. An act of courage and a public service. "San Francisco Chronicle " This beautifully synthesized and disquieting account of how hospital patients die melds disciplined description with acute analysis, incorporating the voices of doctors, nurses, social workers, and patients in a provocative analysis of the modern American quest for a good death. "Publishers Weekly " Kaufman exposes the bureaucratic and ethical quandaries that hover over the modern deathbed. "Psychology Today " Kaufman s analysis illuminates the complexity of the care of critically ill and dying patients [and] the ambiguity of slogans such as death with dignity, quality of life, and stopping life support. . . . Thought-provoking reading for everyone contemplating the fate of us all. "New England"" Journal of Medicine ""

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226426853
ISBN-10: 0226426858
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sharon R. Kaufman

Sharon R. Kaufman is professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine; at the Institute for Health & Aging; and in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of "The Ageless Self "and "The Healer s Tale.""

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