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Euthanasia: A Social Science Perspective

The social sciences, more specifically medical sociology/anthropology have extensively probed issues related to the body, illness and pain. However, issues surrounding death and dying, more specifically, euthanasia are relatively conspicuous by their absence. This article seeks to show up the contexts that define euthanasia as a "just" option. It attempts to unravel other issues like the quality of end-of-life care, familial support, degree of dependency, agency in decision-making, ethical dilemma and related discourses that help us understand euthanasia in cross-cultural contexts.

Mother s Position in Child Feeding and Nutrition-Some Sociological Considerations

Some Sociological Considerations Aneeta A Minocha Sociologists can play a useful role not only in understanding the problem of malnutrition at the ground level but in sorting out muddles caused by misconceptions and presuppositions about people's beliefs and behaviour, which are found in the perspectives of experts, researchers and policy-makers. There is much that needs sorting out in terms of the lay-views and views of experts on the causes, conditions, manifestations, and consequences of malnutrition and its amelioration. This paper tries to illustrate this with particular reference to infant feeding practices and the mother's role.
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