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Living and Dying at Murray Manor

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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 ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published September 29th 1997 by University of Virginia Press (first published October 1st 1975)
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Gail
Oct 16, 2008 Gail rated it really liked it
I read this book as an undergrad and it still resonates- how people who are institutionalized (whether due to age or disability)are 'dealt with' by their caregivers. Those who want to think for themselves are considered trouble makers. Remember "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest"?
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Dec 04, 2010 Sam rated it liked it
This book was very insightful, because it's not every day that you are able to see behind the scenes of a hospital, or a nursing home such as this book gives you.
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