The latest book from Hospice publishing: by the by the initiative of the institution Michaela Fink is now available in the commercial describes social origins, beginnings and current developments of the modern hospice movement in Germany. The attention is focused on the problems that are associated with the institutionalization of the hospice movement. An example of this is the change that learns the open encounter with the dying people through the implementation of a standardized service. The description is embedded in a larger context of social change, which, ultimately, the hospice movement is a mosaic stone. It threatens an increasingly technocratic way of dealing with death and dying, which covers also the hospice movement. This then becomes the part of the modern project of full assurance of life.
Michaela Fink connects critical sociology (in particular by Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, and Ivan Illich) arguments from interviews with pioneers of the hospice movement in Germany, and from the professional literature to the hospice movement. You lit Thus the contrast of what seems at present in the tendencies of a standardized supply of death as natural and necessary to prevail. Although moving patients and companions in institutionalised contexts, they must be able to act yet in it. The tension between personal, lively encounter and standardized services is analyzed against the background of institutionalization processes. The book is written in critical friendship to the hospice movement, in which the author himself for many years has been practically engaged. By the initiative of the institution, 316 pages, published August 2012 in the Hospice publishing ISBN: 978-3-941251-52-6 price: 24.90 euro (D), 25.60 euros (A) incl. VAT, excl. shipping costs contact: Hospice Publisher Caro & CIE oHG Daniela Guglielmi Solitudestrasse 55 71638 Ludwigsburg Tel: + 49 7141 9563862 E-Mail: Internet: