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Death and dying : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 1992.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Presents opposing viewpoints on various issues related to death and dying, including determination of death, treatment of the terminally ill, and coping with grief.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Death and dying.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 1992
(OCoLC)769541449
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley
ISBN: 0899081924 9780899081922 0899081673 9780899081670
OCLC Number: 25409138
Description: 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Brain death should determine death / James P. Orlowski --
Brain death may not determine death / Joseph C. Evers, Paul A. Byrne --
People in vegetative states should be considered dead / Robyn S. Shapiro --
People in vegetative states should not be considered dead / Julie Grimstad --
Death should be determined by individual choice / Robert M. Veatch --
Death should be determined by law / James M. Humber --
Hospices provide the best care for the terminally ill / Patricia Anderson --
Hospices may not provide the best care for the terminally ill / Vicki Brower --
Home care may be best for the dying / Deborah Duda --
Hospitals can effectively respond to the dying / Ina Ajemian, Balfour Mount --
Living wills can best enable patients to end treatment / Jane E. Brody --
Living wills do not ensure a patient's right to die / Lauraine Thomas --
Living wills can lead to unnecessary deaths / Raymond Voulo --
Physicians can use advance directives to help dying patients / Carl M. Kjellstrand --
Physicians do not need advance directives / Philip R. Alper. Grief follows a predictable pattern / Patricia Anderson --
Grief may not follow a predictable pattern / Daniel Goleman --
Cope with death by openly grieving / Stephen Levine --
Open grieving may not be necessary / Norman Klein --
Friends can help the grieving cope with death / Barbara Russell Chesser --
Friends may harm the grieving process / Ira Nerken --
Professionally arranged funerals can help the grieving / National Funeral Directors Association --
Family-arranged funerals can help the grieving / Lisa Carlson --
Human consciousness may survive death / William A. Reinsmith --
Human consciousness does not survive death / Paul Edwards --
Near-death experiences demonstrate the existence of an afterlife / Raymond A. Moody Jr. --
Near-death experiences do not demonstrate the existence of an afterlife / Susan Blackmore --
A belief in an afterlife gives life meaning / Timothy K. Jones --
Belief in an afterlife is folly / Verle Muhrer.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley, book editor.

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Presents opposing viewpoints on various issues related to death and dying, including determination of death, treatment of the terminally ill, and coping with grief.

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