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Autor: Erich E.H. Loewy
ISBN-13: 9780306464355
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 181
Gewicht: 608 g
Format: 254x178x mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Ethics of Terminal Care

Orchestrating the End of Life
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1. Introduction.- 2. Death, Dying and Attitudes.- 3. Questions, Method and the Problem of Autonomy.- 4. The Concept of Orchestrating Death.- 5. Sudden Death and the End of Life.- 6. Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.- 7. Hospice and the End of Life.- 8. Challenges for Tomorrow: Where Do We Go from Here?- Index.
Today we have more control over how we live and how we die than we ever had before. This fact has produced many ethical problems. While much about life is biologically determined, much else is determined by the social circumstances surrounding it. Unfortunately, little energy is spent dealing with the social and psychological factors within which the medical/biological factors are imbedded. In this volume the authors examine some of the medical social and psychological conditions which affect the way we die. Important topics covered include attitudes toward death; suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia; hospice and pain management. This volume will be of interest to all who work with terminally ill patients.
Autor: Erich E.H. Loewy
ISBN-13:: 9780306464355
ISBN: 0306464357
Verlag: Springer Netherlands
Gewicht: 608g
Seiten: 181
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2002
Sonstiges: Buch, 254x178x mm, XV, 181 p.