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Symbolic Interactionist Interpretation of the Dying Process

Stump, Donald Ellis
Abstract
This piece of research is a descriptive study of the observable behavior in a hospice. This includes all of the dynamic interaction patterns that take place between the patient, family and varied staff members. It is also an attempt to demonstrate the applicability of a particular sociological theory known as symbolic interactionism to the field of study commonly known as death and dying. The findings include a series of sensitizing and analytical concepts that the reader can use in his own attempt to understand the unique social phenomena called dying.
Date
1983-12-01
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