The Resource Endnotes: : an intimate look at the end of life, Ruth E. Ray, (ebook)

Endnotes: : an intimate look at the end of life, Ruth E. Ray, (ebook)

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Endnotes: : an intimate look at the end of life
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Endnotes:
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an intimate look at the end of life
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Ruth E. Ray
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eng
Summary
In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories while building a deep relationship. Part memoir, part biography, Endnotes explores how people construct meaning through their interactions with others. With grace and wit, Ray situates her friend's past experiences and present relationships within the theories and literature of gerontology, providing a deeper understanding of autonomy at the end of life. She also delves into the complexities of sexuality and intimacy in old age, communication across disabilities and age groups, the disabling nature of nursing homes, and the trials of death and dying. Writing as both a woman and a gerontologist, Ray finds that the "quality of care" we provide for others requires not only an understanding of the relationships that have given a person's life meaning but also a willingness to accept and share deeply in the emotional process of physical and mental decline
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Midwest
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1954-
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Ray, Ruth E.
Dewey number
306.7084/6
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
End-of-life care
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  • Love in old age
  • Older people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Gerontologists
  • Death
Target audience
adult
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Endnotes: : an intimate look at the end of life, Ruth E. Ray, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231517850
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11860814
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remote
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11860814
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MWT11860814
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Endnotes: : an intimate look at the end of life, Ruth E. Ray, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231517850
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860814
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860814
System control number
MWT11860814
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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