Sarah mcganns book the production of hospice space conceptualising the space of caring and dying was a welcome reorientation to my thinking in this well written book mcgann sets out to propose conceptual principles that unite the ideas of hospice philosophy and hospice space arguing for a hospice philosophy that is anchored by space and . Sarah mcgann the production of hospice space conceptualising the space of caring and dying ashgate publishing farnham uk pp hbk gbp isbn at the start of this book the author claims that it will challenge the notion that hospice is not a building but a philosophy of care. This book takes us on a journey that assists us to understand what makes a good space during illness and when someone is dying and how a space can assist with the dying process and the grieving that occurs it helps us to understand how a philosophy of care can design a space and how we can use this space to bring quality of life even at death. Get this from a library the production of hospice space conceptualising the space of caring and dying sarah mcgann by linking health social and architectural theory and establishing conceptual principles this book defines hospice as a philosophy that is underpinned by space and spatial practice in putting . Challenging the widely held notion of a hospice as a building or a place this book argues that it should instead be a philosophy of care it proposes that the positive and negative impact that space can have in the pursuit of an ideal such as hospice care has previously been underestimated
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