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Transforming the Culture of DyingThe Work of the Project on Death in America$
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David Clark

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199311613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.001.0001

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Exploring the Meanings of Death

Exploring the Meanings of Death

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(p.25) 2 Exploring the Meanings of Death
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Transforming the Culture of Dying
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David Clark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.003.0002

This chapter examines the PDIA-funded work that emerged from the arts and humanities program. It considers activities exploring the meaning of death that were supported from generic grants and through a number of other special initiatives. It presents examples of community engagement projects, artistic endeavors, and some research studies. These activities demonstrate how PDIA gave expression to a range of work that allowed for the elucidation of meanings relating to death, dying, and bereavement in modern America—and in turn how it provided a framework for thinking about the configuration of end-of-life care services.

Keywords:   Project on Death in America, PDIA, death, dying, bereavement, grants, arts and humanities program, community engagement projects

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