On gender and morality in modern dying

Broom, Alex, Kirby, Emma, Good, Phillip and Adams, Jon (2011). On gender and morality in modern dying. In: Local Lives/Global Networks: The Australian Sociological Association Conference. Refereed Proceedings. The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA, 2011), Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (1-6). 28 November - 1 December 2011.

Author Broom, Alex
Kirby, Emma
Good, Phillip
Adams, Jon
Title of paper On gender and morality in modern dying
Conference name The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA, 2011)
Conference location Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 28 November - 1 December 2011
Convener TASA (The Australian Sociological Association)
Proceedings title Local Lives/Global Networks: The Australian Sociological Association Conference. Refereed Proceedings
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher The Australian Sociological Association
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646567792
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There has been little sociological work done in the context of hospice care in Australia and none with hospice in-patients themselves. The in-patient hospice has traditionally been a difficult site for social research given the limits of recording perspectives and experiences in a context of significant pain and discomfort. Moreover, the hospice itself represents an emotionally challenging environment for doing research. As such there is a rather significant gap in the sociological literature. This paper provides an outline of two issues that emerged in a qualitative study of 20 hospice in-patients in New South Wales. In particular, we focus on how the accounts of these patients shed light on the gendered self at end-of-life, and second, the moralised relationality of dying.
Keyword Death
Dying
Hospice
Gender
Identity
End-of-life care
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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