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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: http://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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