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Cicely Saunders

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.001.0001

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On Dying Well

On Dying Well

First published in The Cambridge Review (27 February 1984), pp. 49–52.

(p.197) 28 On Dying Well
Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders

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More than a third of a short paper from 1984, first published in the Cambridge Review, is given over to a succinct review of changing modes of dying, death, and associated rituals from prehistoric times to the late nineteenth century — in the main based upon the work of Philippe Arie's and his concept of the shift from ‘tamed’ to ‘forbidden’ death. The chapter concludes with reference to recent studies by Ford and Pincherle as well as by Cartwright and colleagues — the latter revealing ‘many sad inadequacies’ in the care system.

Keywords:   Cambridge Review, tamed death, death rituals, Philippe Arie, forbidden death

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