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Place of death and end-of-life care

Siew Tzuh Tang and Chen-Hsiu Chen

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter describes where people die in various European, Asian, and North-American countries, and which factors influence place of death. Generally, terminal patients and their informal ... More


Raymond Hynes: When the Storm of a Lifetime Hits in Mid-Dance

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Raymond Haynes and his family when they learned that he had an incurable cancer. The Hayneses pursued a unique way of dealing with Mr. Haynes's illness, a way that ... More


Interlude: Intangible Gifts at the End of Life

Cati Coe

in The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479831012
eISBN:
9781479850921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This coda explores the role of home care workers in helping patients and their kin establish rituals and meaning at the end of life. Kin often find themselves having difficulty creating the proper ... More


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