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Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Edited by David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe [[missing key: and]] Sheila Payne

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599295
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731532 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001
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Asylum seekers and refugees

Nigel G. J. Dodds.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3819 words.

This chapter highlights the distinct needs of asylum seekers and refugees. Despite sharing a label given by the international community distinguishing these groups from others in this book,...

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Bereavement—a world of difference

Orla Keegan.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3891 words.

This chapter sets out current thinking on bereavement, grief, and loss, identifying the different influences on their construction. It then goes on to review how points in the life cycle,...

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Communication, information, and support

May McCreaddie.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5627 words.

This chapter takes a constructivist approach to the topic of communication, information, and support. This view recognizes that individuals actively generate their own understanding and...

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Death and dying in older people

Caroline Nicholson and Jo Hockley.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4755 words.

This chapter first considers the challenges of end of life care in late old age. It then introduces the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people and the importance of acknowledging dying in old...

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Disability and the death and dying agenda

Carol Thomas.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6209 words.

This chapter considers the interests of disabled people in the social management of death and dying. It covers: the meaning and nature of disability, including key concepts; the social...

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Dying as a teenager or young person

Anne Grinyer.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4275 words.

This chapter discusses the provision of age-appropriate end of life care to adolescents and young adults. The particular needs of the age group have been recognized in policy documents and...

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Embracing diversity at the end of life

Heather Richardson and Jonathan Koffman.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 7333 words.

This chapter examines differences that make a difference among people when they negotiate institutions and practices for palliative and end of life care. This has particular resonance given...

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The emergence of new forms of dying in contemporary societies

Glennys Howarth.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6218 words.

This chapter focuses on the social aspects of dying and the way in which these have changed across historical periods in Western societies. It begins with an examination of dying as a...

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Family carers and social difference

Kelli I. Stajduhar.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3836 words.

The rising number of people facing old age makes it likely that serious chronic and life-limiting illness will be a dominant challenge for health care delivery in the next half-century....

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Homeless people

Louise Jones.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3172 words.

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to homeless people. Palliative care provision must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate complex needs. In the UK, the...

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Introduction: Social differences—the challenge for palliative care

Barbara Monroe, David Oliviere and Sheila Payne.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 2444 words.

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyse the wide range of social factors and differences which can affect access to services, assessment,...

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Palliative care for prisoners

Mary Turner and Sheila Payne.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3556 words.

This chapter suggests that the prison population as a whole has to contend with multiple and severe disadvantages in terms of health, education, ageing, ethnicity, and disability compared...

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Palliative care for substance misusers

Chris Farnham.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4643 words.

There is a growing awareness that palliative care as defined by the World Health Organization is applicable as a practice to many more fields than had previously been recognized. Services...

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People with dementia

Murna Downs.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3140 words.

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to people with dementia. It covers the needs of people with dementia at the end of life, the needs of families at the end...

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People with intellectual disabilities

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3761 words.

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities, including late diagnosis, communication problems, family, and the needs of care...

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People with mental health needs

Annabel Price and Max Henderson.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4376 words.

This chapter examines the way in which those with long-term mental health problems can be voiceless. A limited ability to make their needs known contributes substantially to their ongoing...

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Place and space: Geographic perspectives on death and dying

Anthony C. Gatrell and Sheila Payne.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6009 words.

This chapter examines how a geographical imagination can serve to illuminate some of the most pressing concerns of late-modern society — the needs of those facing death. Such needs will...

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Poverty and finance

Malcolm Payne.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6380 words.

This chapter argues that understanding and tackling poverty is an important aspect of end of life care, because it reduces social exclusion and forgone care. The importance of poverty as a...

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Sexual orientation

Katherine Cox.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4169 words.

This chapter considers sexual orientation as an issue of social difference in relation to death, dying, and bereavement. It explores the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

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Social inequality in dying

Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes.

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6716 words.

This chapter presents an overview of what we currently know about social inequalities in the experience of dying. A review of existing evidence for social variation in premature mortality,...

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