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Living Before Dying By Janette Davies

Living Before Dying by Janette Davies

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Summary

This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home, told in a year of daily conversations with patients and staff, highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents of extreme old age, emphasising interaction with care assistants and the different behaviours of men and women.

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Living Before Dying: Imagining and Remembering Home by Janette Davies

This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home for 70 residents and 40 staff highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents between 80 and 100 years of age, including people suffering with dementia. How residents interact with care assistants is emphasised, as are the different behaviours of men and women observed during a year of daily conversations between the author, patients and staff, who share their stories of the pressures of the work. Living Before Dying shows a world where, in extreme old age, people have to learn how to cope with living communally.

Living Before Dying Reviews

"Dr. Davies' book demonstrates the need for simple change - change that requires more effort than money - and in this and many other respects it makes a strong contribution to the caregiving literature." * Patricia O'Neill, University of Oxford China Centre.

About Janette Davies

Janette Davies is a social and medical anthropologist at the International Gender Studies Centre, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. Formerly a nurse/midwife she worked in international development in Bolivia, on the Thai/Cambodian border and Bangladesh. She has since conducted anthropological fieldwork in the UK, Zambia, Tanzania and Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. The Social and Behavioural Implications of People with Dementia Chapter 2. Caring in Action - Women in the Workplace Chapter 3. Social Organization within the Nursing Home Chapter 4. Managing Activities for the Residents Chapter 5. Ordering Disorder Bibliography Index

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NGR9781785336140
9781785336140
1785336142
Living Before Dying: Imagining and Remembering Home by Janette Davies
New
Hardback
Berghahn Books
2017-08-31
172
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