The production of hospice space :
conceptualising the space of caring and dying /
Sarah McGann, Curtin University, Australia.
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Challenging the widely held notion of a hospice as a building or a place, this book argues that it should instead be a philosophy of care. It proposes that the positive and negative impact that space can have in the pursuit of an ideal such as hospice care has previously been underestimated. Whether it be a purpose-built hospice, part of a hospital, a nursing home or within the home, a hospice is anchored by space and spatial practices, and these spatial practices are critical for a holistic approach to dying with dignity. Such spatial practices are understood as part of a broad architectural, social, conceptual and theoretical process.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-118) and index.
Physical description: 122 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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