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Death and dying : end-of-life controversies

Author: Mark Lane
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
Series: Information Plus reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2014 editionView 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: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lane
ISBN: 9781573026956 1573026956
OCLC Number: 857979651
Notes: "The information series on current topics"--Cover.
ISSN "1532-2726."
"Formerly published by Information Plus, Wylie, Texas."
Description: viii, 166 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Death through the ages: a brief overview --
chapter 2. Redefining death --
chapter 3. The end of life : ethical considerations --
chapter 4. The end of life : medical considerations --
chapter 5. Older adults --
chapter 6. Infant and child death --
chapter 7. Suicide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide --
chapter 8. Advance care planning --
chapter 9. Courts and the end of life --
chapter 10. The cost of health care.
Series Title: Information Plus reference series.
Other Titles: Information Plus, death and dying
Responsibility: Mark Lane.

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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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