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- DescriptionLiving and Dying at Murray Mar 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 t a survey of statistics about nursing homes but an examination of the social organization of care in a single home the author calls Murray Mar. 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 Mar emerged as an organized social entity.
- Author BiographyJaber F. Gubrium is Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida and the author of several books, including The Active Interview and the forthcoming The New Language of Qualitative Method.
- Author(s)Jaber F. Gubrium
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication31/12/1997
- SubjectMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services
- Series TitleAge Studies
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width139 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementRevised edition
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