Awareness of Dying: i contesti di consapevolezza del morire

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Valeria Cappellato, Maria Teresa Medi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/3 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 118-133 File size 318 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2023-003008
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This paper focuses on the analysis of the theory of awareness contexts of Glaser and Strauss and then dwells on the ambiguities of the open awareness of imminent death recalled from some health care professionals interviewed who work within the hospices. After a synthesis of the main peculiarities of each context of awareness, the most recent studies on dying are summarized. Finally, the authors conclude with a reflection on the persistent absence of ade-quate communication between doctors and the dying persons and a lack of information to-wards the population about palliative care.

Keywords: end-of-life; communication; awareness contexts; Hospice; palliative care; ambigui-ty.

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Valeria Cappellato, Maria Teresa Medi, Awareness of Dying: i contesti di consapevolezza del morire in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2023, pp 118-133, DOI: 10.3280/SES2023-003008