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The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care

Author: Angelo E Volandes
Publisher: New York, NY ; London : Bloomsbury, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine: keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question 'How do you want to live?' must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelo E Volandes
ISBN: 9781620408551 1620408554
OCLC Number: 936381810
Description: 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Death in America --
My medical odyssey --
"Do everything" --
"We never kept secrets from each other" --
"Where do we go from here?" --
"If a picture is worth a thousand words ..." --
Coming home --
"No one ever asked me what I wanted" --
Appendices. I, Starting the conversation (for patients) ; II, Taking control and completing your advance directives ; III, Starting the conversation (for families) ; IV, Online resources.
Responsibility: Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.

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"There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine: keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question 'How do you want to live?' must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain options--including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit--then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives"--Provided by publisher.

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