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Author The, Anne-Mei.

Title In death's waiting room : living and dying with dementia in a multicultural society / Anne-Mai The.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (203 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Care & welfare
Care & welfare.
Contents Part I: Park House. Life in Park House -- Mrs Van Dam Dies -- The Family -- Eating Problems -- Staff Vicissitudes -- Mrs Scharloo Doesn't Want To Go On -- Daily Care -- Everyday Life -- Inadequate Care -- Versterven -- Wanting to Die -- Rough Treatment -- Reorganisation and Black Magic -- Leontien and Mrs Grasberg -- Strong Women, Loafing Men -- Limited Labour Market -- The Big Problem -- The Coup and the Death of Mrs Driessen -- Part II: The Blauwbörgje Case The Nursing Home Doctor's Husband -- The Ex-wife -- The Nursing Home Doctor -- The Colleague of the Nursing Home Doctor -- The Daughter -- The Managers -- The Internist -- The Head Nurse -- The Journalist -- Mr Bruggeling -- The Doctors at De Merenberg -- The Researcher -- How It All Ended.
Summary "In Death's Waiting Room is a penetrating story about people suffering from dementia in a multi-cultural society, relevant to us all. Anne-Mei The carried out two years of ethnographic research in a nursing home in the Netherlands revealing what usually remains hidden from the public: the decision to stop treatment, the cultural and social gap between the Dutch occupants and the black Caribbean nursing staff, the communication problems with relatives, the tensions and aggression. But she also shares with us the touching and funny moments and experiences with the elderly occupants. This book also unravels "the Blauwborgje case"--Which was the focus of much media attention in the Netherlands in the late 1990s - in which a nursing home refused to re-hydrate a man with extreme dementia because they considered his condition to be terminal, whilst his family disagreed and pressed charges for attempted murder. Anne-Mei The gives an account of the events that took place and also explores the wider relevance of the case"--Publisher's description.
Contents pt. 1. Park House -- pt. 2. The Blauwbörgje case.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 203).
Language Text in English; translated from the Dutch.
Note Print version record.
Subject Dementia.
Dementia -- Patients -- Care -- Netherlands.
Multiculturalism -- Netherlands.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Alzheimer's & Dementia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Society and culture: general.
Sociology and anthropology.
Dementia. (OCoLC)fst00890050
Dementia -- Patients -- Care. (OCoLC)fst00890058
Multiculturalism. (OCoLC)fst01028836
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Dementia -- nursing -- Netherlands.
Cultural Diversity -- Netherlands.
Patient Care -- Netherlands.
Indexed Term Public administration
Culture and institutions
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: In death's waiting room. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008 9789053560778 9053560777 (OCoLC)179837002
ISBN 9789048501076 (electronic bk.)
9048501075 (electronic bk.)
9781281284235 (online)
Standard No. AU@ 000044594707
AU@ 000050965062
AU@ 000051329038
AU@ 000058164915
AU@ 000060620862
DEBBG BV043140581
DEBBG BV044133558
DEBSZ 422039977
DEBSZ 430711557
GBVCP 1003600042
NLGGC 317108603
NZ1 13336090
NZ1 14935780

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