The state of dying

Komaromy, Carol (2009). The state of dying. In: Earle, Sarah; Komaromy, Carol and Bartholomew, Caroline eds. Death and Dying: A Reader. Published in association with The Open University. UK: Sage, pp. 73–79.



This book draws together a range of both classic and newly commissioned pieces on the multidisciplinary study of death and dying.

This contribution – drawing on an ethnographic study of dying and death in care homes for older people – considers how the period of dying is defined and the impact of this diagnosis on end-of-life care.

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