They also thought that people may have a measure of control over when they die, and choose to do so when their family are not around. In the same study, I also talked to older people who were living alone to find out their views about dying alone. I was intrigued to learn that dying alone was not seen as something that is automatically bad, and for some of the older people it was to be preferred.
For some people in this group, dying was not the worst thing that could happen — being trapped in a care home was considered to be far worse than dying alone. Cultural representations of dying suggest that being alone while dying is a dreadful thing.
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This view is supported by healthcare policy and the practices of health professionals, such as nurses. But we all know people who prefer to be left alone when they are ill. Is it so surprising then that some might wish to be alone when they are dying? It is time we began to talk about this and to accept that we want different things in our dying as we do in our living. Refocus on Recovery — Nottingham, Nottingham. Low pay, earnings mobility and policy — Manchester, Lancashire. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Glenys Caswell , University of Nottingham.
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