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Please see below a selection of papers from members of the Group and visit their profile pages to find out more:

Books

Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement book cover

Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement

Borgstrom, E., Ellis, J., and Woodthorpe K. (2018) Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement, London: Routledge

This book examines research on death, dying and bereavement, and how our approaches, perceptions and expectations shapes what we can know about the end of life. The contributions include personal and professional reflections, and practical suggestions for conducting research in this field. Published by and available from Routledge.

Understanding Reproductive Loss book cover

Understanding Reproductive Loss

A co-edited book exploring experiences of pregnancy loss, 'Understanding Reproductive Loss' was published in December 2012. It is edited by Dr Sarah Earle and Dr Carol Komaromy from the Open University Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies and Linda Layne, Hale Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Princeton University. Published by and available from Routledge.

A selection of recent journal articles

Talking about sex, relationships and intimacy

Blackburn, M. C, Chambers, L. Earle, S. Raeburn D and The Open University Sexuality Alliance (2017) Talking about sex, relationships and intimacy: new guidance and standards for nurses and other health and social care professionals working with young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(10), pp.2265-2267
https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/doi/epdf/10.1111/jan.13089

End of life care: A scoping review of experiences of Advanced Care Planning for people with dementia

Jones, K., Birchley, G., Huxtable, R., Clare, L., Walter, J. and Dixon, J., (2016) End of life care: A scoping review of experiences of Advanced Care Planning for people with dementia, Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice
https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301216676121

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Murphy, S. and Cacciatore, J. (2017) The psychological, social, and economic impact of stillbirth on families, Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 22 (3), pp.129–134
http://oro.open.ac.uk/48587/

Talking with the dead: spirit mediumship, affect and embodiment in Stoke-on-Trent

Pile, S., Bartolini, N. and MacKian, S. (2018) Talking with the dead: spirit mediumship, affect and embodiment in Stoke-on-Trent, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, p1-14.
https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/doi/epdf/10.1111/tran.12207

Embodied practice: rediscovering the ‘heart’ of nursing

Draper, J. (2014) Embodied practice: rediscovering the ‘heart’ of nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (10), pp.2235–2244.
https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/doi/abs/10.1111/jan.12406