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Decision making near the end of life : issues, developments, and future directions

Author: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, cop. 2009.
Series: Series in death, dying, and bereavement.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comprehensive overview of the developments that have impacted decision-making processes within the field of end-of-life care. This title examines various aspects of end-of-life choices and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
ISBN: 9780415954488 0415954487
OCLC Number: 878699878
Description: xxv, 390 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Werth, Blevins, Introduction. Field, How People Die in the United States. Webb, Effects of the Media/Public Attitudes. Cerminara, Legal Overview. Keespies, Preston, Miller, End-of-Life Choices. Chang, The Process of Medical Decision-making. Prevost, Miller, Dying in Institutions. Ditt, Advance Directives. Werth, Psychological/Psychiatric Issues. Wells, Allen, Family/Caregiving. Doka, Religion/Spirituality. Hayslip, Diversity/Disenfranchised/Oppressed Groups. Volicier, Decisions By and For Adults with Questionable Mental Capacity. Kazak, End-of-Life Decisions and Children. Crow, Raye, Personal Stories. Orentlicher, Conclusion.
Series Title: Series in death, dying, and bereavement.
Responsibility: edited by James L. Werth, Jr. and Dean Blevins.

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