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Transforming the culture of dying : the work of the Project on Death in America

Author: David Clark; Gara LaMarche
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Over almost 10 years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end-of-life care in the US. The project concerned itself with adults and children, and with interests crossing boundaries between the clinical disciplines, the social sciences, arts, and humanities. PDIA engaged with the problems of resources in poor communities and marginalized groups and settings,  Read more...
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Clark, David.
Transforming the culture of dying.
2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Clark; Gara LaMarche
ISBN: 9780199344925 0199344922
OCLC Number: 940748213
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Brief History of the Project on Death in America ; Project on Death in America: Programs and Grants, 1994-2003 ; Exit Strategy ; 2. Exploring the Meanings of Death ; Contemporary Meanings and Practices Relating to Death and Dying ; Arts and Humanities Grants Program ; 3. Highlighting Experiences of Care ; Giving and Receiving Care ; Community and Media Representations ; 4. Service Innovation and Practice Developments ; Services ; Clinical Practice ; 5. Opportunities, Barriers, and Underserved Communities ; Policy Matters ; Underserved Communities ; 6. Ethical, Legal, and Financial issues ; The Question of Assisted Suicide ; Wider Ethical Issues ; Legal and Financial Matters in End-of-Life Care ; 7. Developing the Field ; A Science of Care ; Professional Educational Initiatives ; Specialization, Recognition, and Interdisciplinary issues ; 8. Assessing the Impact of the Project on Death in America ; Modus Operandi ; The Special Role of the Faculty Scholars ; The Impact ; 9. A Culture Transformed? Post-PDIA Progress in Palliative and End-of-Life Care ; Continuing Role of Foundations ; Ongoing Work of PDIA Faculty Scholars, Leaders, and Grantees ; Future Challenges
Responsibility: David Clark and Gara LaMarche.
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