A system lifeworld perspective on dying in long term care settings for older people: Contested states in contested places

Froggatt, Katherine, Hockley, Jo, Parker, Deborah and Brazil, Kevin (2011) A system lifeworld perspective on dying in long term care settings for older people: Contested states in contested places. Health and Place, 17 1: 263-268.


Author Froggatt, Katherine
Hockley, Jo
Parker, Deborah
Brazil, Kevin
Title A system lifeworld perspective on dying in long term care settings for older people: Contested states in contested places
Journal name Health and Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.11.001
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 263
End page 268
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In many Western countries, older people live and die in long-term institutional care settings. Habermas's concepts of lifeworld, system and communicative action are drawn upon to illuminate the experience of living and dying in this particular place. It is proposed that dying older adults, their family and care staff occupy different contested states and long term care settings are contested places, located in a wider system. This wider system, mediated through care homes, can colonise the life world experiences of dying individuals. The development of communicative space bridges the lifeworld and system and offers a way for the lifeworld of dying individuals, and those around them to be reintegrated into, and influence the wider system. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Keyword Care home
Long term care setting
Death and dying
Lifeworld
System
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 15 November 2010

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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