Old Age In Transition / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Most studies of geriatric patients have focused on nursing homes. In fact, most people are placed in these institutions only after being evaluated by medical and social service staff. This ethnography details the day-to-day experiences of a geriatric and assessment unit by examining the staff, families, and patients themselves. It looks at the activities that take place in the unit as well as the less obvious cultural patterns of the process. Using the Ethnography of Speaking method, it explores the human side of this most difficult of life's decisions.
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About the Author
PETER WOOLFSON is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. He is currently chair of the Anthropology Department and chair of the Education Committee for the Center for the Study of Aging and task force member of the Education Committee at the Centre for Aging at McGill University in Montreal.
Table of Contents
Ends and Genres
Norms and Keys
Discussion and Recommendations
The Geriatric Ward Revisited
The Geriatric Ward Revisited Again