Denial of impending death: a discourse analysis of the palliative care literature.

@article{Zimmermann2004DenialOI,
  title={Denial of impending death: a discourse analysis of the palliative care literature.},
  author={Camilla Zimmermann},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={1769-80}
}
Terminally ill patients and their families are often referred to as being "in denial" of impending death. This study uses the qualitative method of discourse analysis to investigate the usage of the term "denial" in the contemporary hospice and palliative care literature. A Medline search (1970-2001) was performed combining the text words "deny" and "denial" with the subject headings "terminal care", "palliative care" and "hospice care," and restricted to English articles discussing death… CONTINUE READING
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