By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee,Jaydeep Sengupta

Most elderly in India are experiencing a hugely protracted demise in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised loss of life’ involves large mental, social and monetary expenditures for either sufferers and their caregivers. There also are many that are demise in abject overlook. notwithstanding, executive reaction to end-of-life care has been virtually negligible and there's an acute details deficit on loss of life matters.

This publication examines assorted settings the place aged die, together with hospitals, kinfolk houses and palliative set-ups. The discourse is decided within the backdrop of foreign makes an attempt to restructure and reconfigure the healthiness supply method for getting older inhabitants. It makes severe commentaries on worldwide advancements, bargains state-of-art studies of contemporary advances, substantiates and corroborates proof via own narratives and case histories. The e-book overcomes a segmental figuring out of the sector by way of weaving a variety of sociological, scientific, criminal and cultural matters jointly. ultimately, the authors seriously research biomedicine’s capability to satisfy the advanced wishes of the death elderly. In an try and convey cultural sensitivity in end-of-life care, they discover the misplaced Indic ‘art of loss of life’ which has the capability to de- medicalise death.

Increasing public sensitivity to negative demise stipulations of the aged in India and facilitating adjustments to enhance care structures, this publication additionally demonstrates the restrictions of the western specialization of demise. will probably be of curiosity to lecturers within the box of clinical Sociology/Anthropology, medication, Palliative care, Public well-being and Social paintings, Social coverage and Asian Studies.

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