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Death and dying : end-of-life controversies

Author: Sandra Alters; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.); Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Series: Information series on current topics.; Information Plus reference series.; Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2008 edView all editions and formats
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Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Alters, Sandra.
Death and dying
(OCoLC)262696071
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Alters; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.); Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9781414438153 141443815X
OCLC Number: 302289191
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 174 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Death through the ages : a brief overview --
Redefining death --
The end of life : ethical considerations --
The end of life : medical considerations --
Seriously ill children --
Suicide, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide --
Advance directives --
Courts and the end of life --
The cost of health care --
Older adults --
Public opinion about life and death --
Important names and addresses.
Series Title: Information series on current topics.; Information Plus reference series.; Gale virtual reference library.
Other Titles: Death and dying 2008
Responsibility: Sandra M. Alters.

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Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

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