Life and death in English nursing homes : sequestration or transition?

Froggatt, Katherine A. (2001) Life and death in English nursing homes : sequestration or transition? Ageing and Society, 21 (3). pp. 319-332. ISSN 1469-1779

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Nursing homes as care institutions seek to offer a home where people can live until their death. A potential conflict, therefore, exists as nursing homes are both a place where life is lived and where death is regularly encountered. It has been proposed that within residential care homes for older people, dying individuals are separated from living people. Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in four English nursing homes the management of the dying process and the relationship between life and death is explored. There is much uncertainty inherent in the boundary between life and death for many residents in nursing homes. The relationship between life and death for these residents is less about the sequestration of dying people from living people, but rather the creation of transitional states between these two polarities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ageing and Society
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Ageing and Society, 21 (3), pp 319-332 2001, © 2001 Cambridge University Press.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/hn
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3319
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2008 11:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 01:23

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