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Studies in the Psychosocial

Death at Work

Existential and Psychosocial Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

Authors: Moen, Kjetil

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  • Argues for the pressing need for a re-humanization of end of life care workers
  • Summarises care workers experiences in terms of existential challenges
  • Explores an under-researched topic within health and social care
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This book explores how, in encounters with the terminally ill and dying, there is something existentially at stake for the professional, not only the patient. It connects the professional and personal lives of the interviewees, a range of professionals working in palliative and intensive care. Kjetil Moen discusses how the inner and outer worlds, the psychic and the social, and the existential and the cultural, all inform professionals’ experience of work at the boundary between life and death. Death at Work is written for an academic audience, but is accessible to and offers insights for practitioners in a variety of fields.

About the authors

Kjetil Moen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He also works as Chaplain at the University Hospital of Stavanger.

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“While the book is primarily aimed at academics and students, it will be of interest to practitioners working in end-of-life care. This text is written in a clear, precise, and scholarly manner; it is well researched and extensively documented (bibliographies and index included) and makes a valuable addition to collections on health and psychology.” (J. Bailey, Choice, Vol. 56 (5), January, 2019)​

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90326-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90325-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Death at Work
Book Subtitle
Existential and Psychosocial Perspectives on End-of-Life Care
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90326-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90326-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90325-5
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 332
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