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The Resource Final days : Japanese culture and choice at the end of life, Susan Orpett Long

Final days : Japanese culture and choice at the end of life, Susan Orpett Long

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Final days : Japanese culture and choice at the end of life
Title
Final days
Title remainder
Japanese culture and choice at the end of life
Statement of responsibility
Susan Orpett Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Final Days represents a new perspective on end-of-life decision-making, arguing that culture does make a difference but not as a checklist of customs or as the source of a moral code. The final stage of life is as rooted as any other in political and economic constraints and social relationships. Policy, technology, and institutions - as well as biology - set limits on what is possible, defining the set of options from which people choose. Culture provides a vocabulary of words, metaphors, and images that can be drawn on to interpret experiences and create a sense of what it means to die well." "Grounded in ethnographic data, the book offers an examination of how policy and meaning frame the choices Japanese make about how to die. As an essay in descriptive bioethics, it engages an extensive literature in the social sciences and bioethics to examine some of the answers people have constructed to end-of-life issues. Like their counterparts in other postindustrial societies, Japanese find no simple way of handling situations such as disclosure of diagnosis, discontinuing or withholding treatment, organ donation, euthanasia, and hospice. Through interviews and case studies in hospitals and homes, Susan Orpett Long offers a window on the ways in which "ordinary" people respond to serious illness and the process of dying."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Susan Orpett
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Terminally ill
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Mort
  • Malades en phase terminale
  • Pouvoir sur la vie et la mort
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Death
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Terminally ill
  • Japan
  • Sterven
  • Keuzes
  • Volkenpsychologie
  • Japan
  • Kultur
  • Tod
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Label
Final days : Japanese culture and choice at the end of life, Susan Orpett Long
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and choice at the end of life -- Anthropology and the study of dying -- Structuring the options for dying : Japan as a postindustrial society -- Metaphors and scripts for the good death -- Who decides? : social roles and relationships -- Deciding to treat or not to treat -- Life-and-death decisions and cultural stereotypes -- New scripts and culture change -- Choice and the creation of a meaningful death
Control code
ocn988946455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843960
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843960
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225s1fz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988946455
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Final days : Japanese culture and choice at the end of life, Susan Orpett Long
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and choice at the end of life -- Anthropology and the study of dying -- Structuring the options for dying : Japan as a postindustrial society -- Metaphors and scripts for the good death -- Who decides? : social roles and relationships -- Deciding to treat or not to treat -- Life-and-death decisions and cultural stereotypes -- New scripts and culture change -- Choice and the creation of a meaningful death
Control code
ocn988946455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843960
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843960
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225s1fz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988946455
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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