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Journey from life to death

Subtitle:
an anthropological study of cancer patients in Japan
Abstract:

The kind of diseases affecting Japanese people and the causes of death in Japan have changed a great deal in the last several decades due to various factors, most notably the advancement of medical technology and changes in life style. The number of people who die from life style diseases such as cancer, which are chronic and possibly need long-term hospitalization, increases every year.

In the 1970s the hospice philosophy was introduced to Japan from the West. It encourages patien...

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Institution:
Pembroke College (University of Oxford)
Department:
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
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Publication date:
2006
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
601865156
URN:
uuid:a382261b-af97-494e-9a8f-ae157eff5ccf
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English
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