Menu 4 - Paper 4

Menu, Journal of Food and Hospitality Research
Volume 4, 2015, Pages 22-26

Eating together, dying together. Playing commensality in French nursing homes

The Center for Food and Hospitality Research, Institut Paul Bocuse


Abstract: Based on an ethnographic investigation in EHPAD1 , the article describes the practices and interactions that take part in the daily organization of a shared meal in the context of an accommodation focused on the management of physical and psychological dependencies of individuals in the final stage of life.

Keywords: Commensality, meal, EHPAD, dependency care, end of life

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