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Fragile Lives


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Table of Contents

Life in the face of death
Thoughts about facing death
The cancer story
Constructions of a good death
How we die
the uncertain worlds of terminally ill people
Medicine's affair with death
Speaking the 'truth' about dying
Patient autonomy and professional control
masking pain or masking death?

About the Author

Beverley McNamara lectures in the Department of Anthropology, University of Western Australia.


"...a useful book that provides a helpful sociological context for issues of death and dying at the start of the twenty-first century." - Morality

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