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This programme looks at how different societies deal with death and dying. Firstly it compares the 19th century British attitude to TB with our 20th century attitude to AIDS and cancer, Next, it lo...oks at our attitudes to ageing and show how one nursing sister challenges our taboos against ageing bodies by doing massage with patients in her geriatric ward. Then examples of different funerals from around the world are shown to emphasize that death is socially constructed. Finally the distinction is drawn between the 'natural' and the 'social' body, with reference to 16th, 17th and 18th century paintings.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: K260, Death and dying
Item code: K260; 01; 1999
First transmission date: 1999
Published: 1999
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Duration: 00:24:03
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Producer: Alison Tucker
Contributors: Kate Lewis; Deborah McAndrew; Ann Norris
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Ageing; Churchill hospital, Oxford; Diana Princess of Wales funeral; Geriatric Ward; Lyndale House, Liverpool; Marie Curie Centre; Massage Treatment; Queen Victoria's Funeral
Master spool number: DOU9833
Production number: FOUK017P
Videofinder number: 5823
Available to public: no