Crossing Over

Crossing Over : Narratives of Palliative Care

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This volume presents a series of case narratives, following individual patients and families throughout the course of illness and death in the context of hospice and palliative care. Using a variety of qualitative research methods, including participant-observation, interviews, and journal-keeping, the experiences, perceptions, and feelings of the patient, the family and a range of caregivers are recorded, providing the reader with rich, multi-textured narratives. Going beyond conventional case reports in Medicine, typically concentrating on symptoms and treatment, these narratives depict how individuals find personal meaning in illness, and how this influences the experience and outcome of care.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 771.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1 line figure
  • 0195123433
  • 9780195123432
  • 2,078,680

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" this book is a must for any who fear the syndrome of tunnel vision in their role of caring, and an invaluable resource for any library. The succinct accounts of the final journey empasise the preeminence of people's psychosocial and spiritual needs. It powerfully challenges our well-defined ideal." Scottish Journal of Helathcare Chaplaincy vol4, no. 1
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Table of contents

PART ONE: NARRATIVES; PART TWO: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
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