The body as existential midpoint—the aging and dying body of nursing home residents

@inproceedings{Whitaker2010TheBA,
  title={The body as existential midpoint—the aging and dying body of nursing home residents},
  author={Anna F. Whitaker},
  year={2010}
}
The human body has been the object of extensive attention in the social sciences, recently receiving increasing interest from social gerontology as well. However, the issue of old bodies and particularly the body in the fourth age of life remains relatively under-researched. The need to give emphasis to the subjective experiences of the oldest old during their final phase of life has been pointed out. This article is based on data obtained from ethnographic fieldwork carried out on a nursing… CONTINUE READING

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