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Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

David Clark and Gara LaMarche

Abstract

Over a period of almost ten years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end-of-life care in the United States. The project concerned itself with adults and children, and with interests crossing boundaries between the clinical disciplines, the social sciences, arts, and humanities. PDIA engaged with the problems of resources in poor communities and marginalized groups and settings, and it attempted to foster collaboration across a range of sectors and organizations. This book examines the broad, ambitious conception of PDIA—which sough ... More

Keywords: Project on Death in America, PDIA, end-of-life care, contemporary American culture, assisted suicide, ethical debate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199311613
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Clark, author
University of Glasgow

Gara LaMarche, contributor
Open Society Institute

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