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The good death and dementia

Neil Small, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs

in Living and Dying with Dementia: Dialogues about palliative care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198566878
eISBN:
9780191730511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566878.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses a broader perspective on dying in society. It provides a further explanation for the experiences of people living and dying with dementia, and each person's experience is ... More


In Search of the Good Death: Death in the Gladstone and Lyttelton Families 1835–1915

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses and analyses the application of Evangelical ideals of a good death in the Anglican families of the Gladstones and Lytteltons. The analysis focuses on the eighty years of ... More


Good Deaths and Bad

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the achievement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ deaths. The Christian form of the ideal of the ‘good death’, rooted in the Middle Ages, ... More


The Evangelical Ideal of the ‘Good Death’

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the lives of human beings, the theory of death often precedes practice. Models and theories of death are passed through generations to generations, shaping the approach, representation, and ... More


Is China an Inviting Place for Life Insurance?: Societal Conditions, the Market, and Remaining Puzzles

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter provides a context for the ethnographic stories that unfold in subsequent chapters. It begins with a brief historical background of commercial life insurance in China, dating back to the ... More


Introduction: In Search of Inner Experiences of Dying

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite the elusive nature of the final mystery, understanding what happens spiritually and psychically near death improves therapeutic-spiritual end-of-life care. The methods used in the underlying ... More


Separation: The Moment of Death and the Lying-in-State

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although a state funeral in France was a public event, its point of departure was always private: the house or the apartment where the great man had lived and where, usually, he had died. This ... More


‘A Thousand Anxieties’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at William and Barbara’s Wilberforce’s relationships with their sons. Their anxieties were caused by their fear of male adolescence, and their belief in the necessity of ... More


The Greatest Funeral That Ever Was Known: Memorializing James I

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the funeral of James I. In one of the most important decisions of his young reign, Charles I chose to invest unprecedented sums of money and significant cultural capital in the ... More


‘Domestic publicity’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which is thematically rather than chronologically based, introduces the third part of the book and depicts Wilberforce in his domestic setting. One of the chief reasons for his hatred ... More


Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Keri Thomas and Ben Lobo (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Advance Care Planning is an essential part of the new NHS National Programme on End-of-Life Care, aiming to improve the chances of ‘a good death’ by discussing and planning how this might be managed. ... More


Looking forward

Neil Small, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs

in Living and Dying with Dementia: Dialogues about palliative care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198566878
eISBN:
9780191730511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566878.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses and draws the arguments of previous chapters together. It presents principles that could be used to plan and deliver services that start with the individual with dementia and ... More


The tough questions: do not attempt resuscitation discussions

Madeline Bass

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the development of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the success rates of CPR, who should make the final decision about CPR, the CPR decision-making process involved in ... More


Pluralism and the “Good” Death

Stephen R. Latham

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Stephen Latham addresses the question of whether plural approaches to death are merely relative. He begins with the notion that, over time and across cultures, humans have conceived of many different ... More


The last few days of life

Emma Thompson and Andrew Davies

in Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530749
eISBN:
9780191730467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the literature on the terminal phase of head and neck cancer patients. It attempts to provide some practical advice about the management of common problems that might be ... More


The last days of life

Fiona Hicks

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the final days of the patients and the transition from palliative care to terminal care. Despite advances in the treatment of haematological malignancies, many patients face ... More


Training for the Practice of Clinical Gerontology: The Role of Social Medicine: First published in Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology, vol. 5 (1970), pp. 72–8.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

By 1970, it was commonly acknowledged that the predominant tendency in clinical gerontology was an orientation to the elderly person's potential for living — a more positive view of ageing. This ... More


The Cinematic Language of Dying

Michele Aaron

in Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748624430
eISBN:
9780748697014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624430.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents and evaluates a cinematic language of dying through surveying a selection of the principle mainstream films about terminal illness from Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding, 1939) to ... More


Wayfaring Mortality, Fear, and the Good Death

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The wayfarer traversing life and death is introduced here through the tenor and intellectual Ian Bostridge’s magisterial account of Schubert’s Winterreise. Given that mortality is the unbidden ... More


Entranced by death: Horace Smith’s <i>Mesmerism</i>

Bruce Wyse

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Blending aspects of the religious novel with Gothic motifs, Horace Smith’s 1845 novel Mesmerism: A Mystery employs mesmerism to make its case for a radical transvaluation of death. Prematurely ... More


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