Living and Dying at Murray Manor (Age Studies)


Living and Dying at Murray Manor (Age Studies)

Living and Dying at Murray Manor is a classic text that documents how the "work" of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. Jaber F. Gubrium spent several months at a nursing home as a participant-observer, involved in activities ranging from performing menial "toileting" work to serving as a gerontologist at staff meetings. The result is not a survey of statistics about nursing homes but an examination of the social organization of care in a single home the author calls Murray Manor. Gubrium's research reveals how staff, clientele, relatives, visiting physicians, and funeral directors negotiated their respective roles, needs, and goals- and how, in the end, Murray Manor emerged as an organized social entity.


Details Living and Dying at Murray Manor (Age Studies)

Title Living and Dying at Murray Manor (Age Studies)
AuthorJaber F. Gubrium
Release Date29th Sep 1997
PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
ISBN-100813917778
EAN9780813917771
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages221 pages
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