Dying at Home: A Family Guide for Caregiving

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991 - Terminal care - 257 pages
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A powerful new movement is underway to return the dying to their own homes. This unique and much-needed book is for anyone who wonders what it would be like, and--for those who have made the decision--a comforting yet realistic guide to daily caregiving.

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When faced with a parent entering hospice I needed to find out all that I could about the end stages of life. This book was invaluable and offered great advice to anyone who has a loved one who wishes ... Read full review

Dying at home: a family guide for caregiving

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Sankar, a medical anthropologist and co-editor of The Home Care Experience: Ethnography and Policy (Sage Pubns., 1990), has written a book on home death for those already caring for a terminally ill ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Deciding Whether to Become a Caregiver
11
Taking the Patient Home to Die
17
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Andrea Sankar, a medical anthropologist and gerontologist, heads the Medical Anthropology Program in the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University, and is research scientist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is co-author, with Jaber Gubrium, of The Home Care Experience.

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