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|Named Person:||Ira Byock; Ira Byock|
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|Description:||320 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The best care possible : The best care possible --
pt. 2. Life-and-death decisions : Between Scylla and Charybdis, a rock and a hard place, and the Devil and the deep blue sea ; Balancing acts: weighing potential benefits against risks and burdens --
pt. 3. Palliative care: completing the therapeutic continuum : Palliative care: a surprising new specialty (Hint: it's not just for dying) ; Morbidity and mortality --
pt. 4. Real doctoring for the twenty-first century. What are doctors for? ; The busy day that Sharon died --
pt. 5. Transforming medicine and society ; Fixing health care ; Imagining a care-full society ; Standing on common high ground.