The Ethics of Terminal Care: Orchestrating the End of Life

Hardcover | August 31, 2000

byErich E.H. Loewy, Roberta Springer Loewy

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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.

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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.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 9.84 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:August 31, 2000Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306464357

ISBN - 13:9780306464355

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Table of Contents

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.