When it comes to dying there is no place like home.
Since earliest times most cultures have accepted that dying people should remain at home.
But this was never possible for all.
Some were destined to die in accidents, on battlefields, by execution, and from catastrophic illness, maybe many miles away.
Nevertheless, with few exceptions people could effect to die in their own beds and in the bosom of their families.
In Europe from the Middle Ages until a century ago there was a simplicity about dying.
Aware that the end was approaching, people would the to their sickbeds and preside over the ritual.
The family, including children, friends, and neighbours would congregate.
The ceremony was public and doctors often complained about overcrowding.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, A domicile, Grande Bretagne, Ethique, Mort, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, At home, Great Britain, Ethics, Death, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0001451
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.