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The Resource The comfort of people, Daniel Miller

The comfort of people, Daniel Miller

Label
The comfort of people
Title
The comfort of people
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness. Threading together a series of personal stories, based on interviews conducted with patients of an English hospice, Miller draws out the implications of these narratives for our understanding of community, friendship, and kinship, but also loneliness and isolation. This is a book about people's lives, not their deaths: about the hospice patients rather than the hospice. It focuses on the comfort given by friends, carers and relatives through both face-to-face relations and, increasingly, online communication. Miller asks whether the loneliness and isolation he uncovers is the result of a decline of English patterns of socialising, or their continuation. This moving and deeply humane book combines warmth and sharp observation with anthropological insight and practical suggestions for the use of media by the hospice. It will be of interest not only to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, social policy and media and cultural studies, but also to healthcare professionals and, indeed, to anyone who would like to know more about the role of relationships in the final stage of our lives"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.M545 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hospice care
  • Terminal care
  • Hospice care
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gerontologie
  • Anthropologische Medizin
  • Palliativpflege
  • Langzeitbetreuung
  • Pflegeheim
  • Biografische Methode
  • Hoffnungslosigkeit
  • Soziales Netzwerk
  • Patient
  • Patientin
  • Großbritannien
Label
The comfort of people, Daniel Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
985073975
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9781509524310
Lccn
2017009317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985073975
Label
The comfort of people, Daniel Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
985073975
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9781509524310
Lccn
2017009317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985073975

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