The nature of contemporary dying: Obsessions, distortions, challenges

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This article makes critical observations about the popular examination of dying and its care, identifies the key challenges to modern dying, and argues for a public health approach to end-of-life care. Only by adopting a global and non-clinical perspective on the human experience of dying can we address people’s concerns where these arise—in their own homes and workplaces—and to offer alternatives to the more radical choices offered by modern medicine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-278
Number of pages7
JournalStudies in Christian ethics
Issue number3
Early online date5 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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