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Title Death and social policy in challenging times / edited by Liam Foster, Kate Woodthorpe.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Subject Death -- Great Britain.
Older people -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social policy.
Alt Name Foster, Liam,
Woodthorpe, Kate,
Description 1 online resource (XVIII, 199 pages)
Summary The study of death has the capacity to bring together a range of policy areas. Yet death is often overlooked within policy debates in the UK and beyond, and within gerontology. Bringing together a range of scholars engaged in policy associated with death, this collection provides a holistic account of how death factors in social policy. Within this, issues covered include inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral costs, bereavement support, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. At the heart of the book, the volume recognises that the issues identified are likely to intensify and expand over the next twenty years, as death rates continue to rise.
Contents Cover ; Half-Title ; Title ; Copyright ; Contents; Figures and Tables; Foreword: A Good Death for All?; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors ; 1 Introduction -- Why Death Matters to Policy ; Part I Managing the End of Life ; 2 Social Policy and Care of Older People at the End of Life ; 3 National End-of-Life Care Policy in the English Context: The Problem and Solution to Death and Dying ; 4 Euthanasia and Policy -- ChoosingWhen to Die; Part II When Death Occurs; 5 Funeral Welfare to the Grave ; 6 Cost, Choice and Diversity: Policy Issues in Burial and Cremation in England.
7 Marginalised Deaths and Policy Part III Beyond the Point of Death: The Aftermath ; 8 Bereavement Support in Later Life: An Emerging Social Problem for the Twenty-First Century ; 9 Bereavement and the Workplace ; 10 'You Can't Take It with You When You Die': Wealth, Intestacy Rules and Inheritance Tax ; 11 Conclusion -- Where Do We Go from Here? ; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781137484901 (electronic bk.)
113748490X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40025794456
OCLC # 945740055
Additional Format Print version: Death and social policy in challenging times. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 9781137484895 1137484896 (DLC) 2015027815 (OCoLC)915056999

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