11-17-Good death II-overheads (1)

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SOC 330C – Thursday, November 17 A Good Death II (Orpett Long 2004; Byock 2010) Objectives Ira Byock:  What is “Dying with Dignity”? Learn about the similarities and differences in American and  Japanese views of dying (Orpett Long). Have a discussion about our own beliefs and hopes about “a  good death.” Do the course evaluation.
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Ira Byock:  What is “Dying with Dignity”? Byock contends that considering only “independence and prowess” as  the “hallmarks of dignity” is false.  Being frail and/or dependent is not  undignified. For example: “While   serving   as   medical   director   for   a   hospice   program   in  Missoula, Montana, [Dr. Byock] met a fellow [he’ll] call John. He was a  handful, to put it mildly—a ‘management problem.’ Although mostly  jovial, he was prone to fits of rage. He required constant attention. He  needed   to   wear   diapers   but   preferred   being   naked   and   had  occasionally been found urinating behind furniture. But John’s family  never considered him undignified. The reason was simple: John was  the three-year-old son of a hospice nurse colleague. Many decades further on, if John develops dementia and acts in  similar ways, will his wife and children consider him undignified? If so,  why?  We do not consider infants and toddlers undignified because  they are at a stage of life in which they need physical care, nurturing,  and patient, loving attention; why are we less tolerant at the end of  life?” Comments?
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Orpett Long:  “Cultural Scripts for a Good Death in Japan  and the United States:  Similarities and Differences” Methodology:
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