The book, Anticipating Death, describes and analyzes interviews with eight healthy older adults about their thoughts when anticipating their own future death. There are extensive quotations from the interviews in the section entitled ‘Findings,’ which will be of interest to many readers. The book was written and published as a thesis for the degree of […]
In recent years, social workers in both academic and clinical settings have focused on improving the quality of end-of-life care by closely examining the psychosocial needs of the dying person and his or her family (Berzoff, 2008; Cagle & Kovacs, 2009; Crunkilton & Rubins, 2009). Social workers are an essential part of interdisciplinary teams that […]
JOHN SNOW, THE BROAD STREET PUMP, THE GHOST MAP, AND CHOLERA In 2006, Steven Johnson’s book on London’s most terrifying epidemic was published (1), and in 2007, Sandra Hempel’s book on the same topic was published (2). London in 1854 contained 2.5 million people in its 30-mile circumference. The city stank because of the animal […]
Byline: Syed Wasim Akhtar, Asma Niaz, Naila Shahbaz and Shaukat Ali – Email: [email protected] Abstract
Objectives. To determine the frequency of errors in the cause of death sequence and to assess the completeness of information recorded on death notification forms (DNFs). Design. A population-based descriptive study. Setting. All residents of two residential areas in the Cape Town metropole who died during the period 1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004.
In many settings women are confronted by a dual burden of traditional health threats related to infectious diseases and maternal conditions alongside emerging challenges associated with non communicable chronic diseases. Largely, women in rural India experience more episodes of illness than males and also are less likely to access health care facilities before the illness […]
South Africa has a well-established system for vital registration and collection of mortality statistics, but is challenged by under-reporting of death statistics, particularly in rural areas and of young children. (1) The quality of medical certification and misclassification of causes of death are also of concern. (2-5) Errors could result from difficulties in clinical diagnosis, […]