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@article{4e3e333dec5249ec8dffc6deecc5824a,
title = "A death in the family: experiences of dying and death in which everyday family practices are embedded and enacted",
abstract = "{\textquoteleft}Family{\textquoteright} is an important concept in end-of-life care policy and practice but familial relationships are rarely considered, beyond a bio-medical framework and/or as a resource for informal care. Furthermore, bereavement and grief have largely come to be seen as the domain for psychiatry and psychology. I argue for an exploration of death, dying and bereavement as experiences within which everyday family practices are embedded and enacted. In doing so, I draw on experiences, in an English setting, relating to my parents{\textquoteright} coming to the end of their lives. Morgan{\textquoteright}s work is central to this endeavour and I apply aspects of his work to this important but understudied area of family sociology. Building on insights from this important body of work, I argue this can help to develop richer, more nuanced understandings of the everyday familial experiences of dying and death bound up in social, material and cultural contexts.",
keywords = "death, dying and bereavement;, Family practices, siblings, end-of-life care, family practices, death, dying and bereavement",
author = "Kathryn Almack",
note = "{\textcopyright} Policy Press 2022. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1332/204674321X16472778502561",
year = "2022",
month = apr,
day = "11",
doi = "10.1332/204674321X16472778502561",
language = "English",
pages = "1--15",
journal = "Families, Relationships and Societies",
issn = "2046-7443",
publisher = "The Policy Press",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - A death in the family: experiences of dying and death in which everyday family practices are embedded and enacted

AU - Almack, Kathryn

N1 - © Policy Press 2022. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1332/204674321X16472778502561

PY - 2022/4/11

Y1 - 2022/4/11

N2 - ‘Family’ is an important concept in end-of-life care policy and practice but familial relationships are rarely considered, beyond a bio-medical framework and/or as a resource for informal care. Furthermore, bereavement and grief have largely come to be seen as the domain for psychiatry and psychology. I argue for an exploration of death, dying and bereavement as experiences within which everyday family practices are embedded and enacted. In doing so, I draw on experiences, in an English setting, relating to my parents’ coming to the end of their lives. Morgan’s work is central to this endeavour and I apply aspects of his work to this important but understudied area of family sociology. Building on insights from this important body of work, I argue this can help to develop richer, more nuanced understandings of the everyday familial experiences of dying and death bound up in social, material and cultural contexts.

AB - ‘Family’ is an important concept in end-of-life care policy and practice but familial relationships are rarely considered, beyond a bio-medical framework and/or as a resource for informal care. Furthermore, bereavement and grief have largely come to be seen as the domain for psychiatry and psychology. I argue for an exploration of death, dying and bereavement as experiences within which everyday family practices are embedded and enacted. In doing so, I draw on experiences, in an English setting, relating to my parents’ coming to the end of their lives. Morgan’s work is central to this endeavour and I apply aspects of his work to this important but understudied area of family sociology. Building on insights from this important body of work, I argue this can help to develop richer, more nuanced understandings of the everyday familial experiences of dying and death bound up in social, material and cultural contexts.

KW - death, dying and bereavement;

KW - Family practices

KW - siblings

KW - end-of-life care

KW - family practices

KW - death

KW - dying and bereavement

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U2 - 10.1332/204674321X16472778502561

DO - 10.1332/204674321X16472778502561

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SP - 1

EP - 15

JO - Families, Relationships and Societies

JF - Families, Relationships and Societies

SN - 2046-7443

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