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Human and person when life is fragile: new relationships and inherent ambivalences in the care of dying patients

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tIn this paper, we focus on how medical staff care for people who are dyingand on the increasing use of diverse technologies to ease the experience ofdying. Because it is accepted patients cannot recover, the primary value topreserve life underpinning much of biomedical practice is contrasted by acommitment to make people’s last period of life as fulfilling and meaningfulas possible. Drawing on illustrative cases from an ethnography of palliativecare in central London, we discuss how...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/01622439231155647

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5627-1684
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Science, Technology, and Human Values More from this journal
Publication date:
2023-03-20
Acceptance date:
2022-12-02
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EISSN:
1552-8251
ISSN:
0162-2439
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1312357
Local pid:
pubs:1312357
Deposit date:
2022-12-08

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