The Nature of Contemporary Dying: Obsessions, Distortions, Challenges Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This article makes critical observations about the popular examination of dying and its care, identifies the key challenges to modern dying, and argues for a public health approach to end-of-life care. Only by adopting a global and non-clinical perspective on the human experience of dying can we address people’s concerns where these arise—in their own homes and workplaces—and to offer alternatives to the more radical choices offered by modern medicine.

publication date

  • August 2016