Endnotes: An Intimate Look at the End of Life - End-of-Life Care: A Series (Hardback)
  • Endnotes: An Intimate Look at the End of Life - End-of-Life Care: A Series (Hardback)
zoom

Endnotes: An Intimate Look at the End of Life - End-of-Life Care: A Series (Hardback)

(author)
£82.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 08/07/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories while building a deep relationship. Part memoir, part biography, Endnotes explores how people construct meaning through their interactions with others. With grace and wit, Ray situates her friend's past experiences and present relationships within the theories and literature of gerontology, providing a deeper understanding of autonomy at the end of life. She also delves into the complexities of sexuality and intimacy in old age, communication across disabilities and age groups, the disabling nature of nursing homes, and the trials of death and dying. Writing as both a woman and a gerontologist, Ray finds that the "quality of care" we provide for others requires not only an understanding of the relationships that have given a person's life meaning but also a willingness to accept and share deeply in the emotional process of physical and mental decline.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231144605
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm

You may also be interested in...

Gang Leader for a Day
Added to basket
Childhood And Society
Added to basket
The Freedom Writers Diary
Added to basket
The Child in Society
Added to basket
Spirituality and Aging
Added to basket
Triumphs of Experience
Added to basket
Liverpool's Children in the 1950s
Added to basket
When the Children Came Home
Added to basket
Tibetan Foothold
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Counseling Children
Added to basket
Unequal Childhoods
Added to basket
Subcultures: The Basics
Added to basket
Go Ask Alice
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Youth Work in Communities and Schools
Added to basket
Kith
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.