The language used to talk about death holds consequences and opportunities for understanding and making decisions about care practices. This book uses personal stories and perspectives from patients, family members, and medical workers to paint a picture of some of the issues and tensions individuals and caregivers face. With an aging population – one that represents a major public health challenge in the twenty-first century – Carey Candrian argues that examining the care we provide for individuals, especially aging individuals, is fundamental to creating a developed, ethical, and engaged society.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataCandrian, Carey, authorCommunicating care at the end of life / Carey Candrian.p. cm. — (Health communication; vol. 11)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Terminal care—psychology. 2. Attitude to death.3. Communication. 4. Death. I. Title.II. Series: Health communication (New York, N.Y.); v. 11.R726.8 362.17’5—dc23 2014024784ISBN 978-1-4331-2714-4 (hardcover)ISBN 978-1-4539-1403-8 (e-book)ISSN 2153-1277Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de/.
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