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Living will, living well : reflections on preparing an advance directive

Author: Dianne Godkin
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2008.
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"Living Will, Living Well: Reflections on Preparing an Advance Directive, by clinical ethicist Dianne Godkin, explores end-of-life issues and emotions that arise when a person sets out to prepare an advance directive." "Godkin draws on a wealth of personal and professional experience to create a fictional character, Alice, who guides readers in their quest to understand the experience of preparing an advance  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Godkin, Dianne.
Living will, living well.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)768309105
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne Godkin
ISBN: 9780888644947 0888644949
OCLC Number: 191759688
Description: x, 156 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: ENCOUNTERING DEATH AND DYING --
INTRODUCTION --
Reflecting on an uneasy death --
Honouring Martha's legacy --
Asking the questions --
Defining the terms --
Tracing the history --
Exploring the benefits and barriers --
Setting the stage --
Introducing Alice --
PROTECTING SELF AND OTHERS --
Noticing advance directives --
Focussing on the future --
Listening attentively --
Desiring comfort and peace --
Experiencing the death and dying of a loved one --
Controlling technology --
Fostering family relationships --
Preserving one's identity --
FACING ONE'S MORTALITY --
Meeting death --
Interacting with death --
Accepting death --
Disappearing death --
Living life --
Sitting quietly --
TALKING ABOUT DEATH --
Conversing at the dinner table --
Joking about death --
Widening the discussion --
Considering a parent's death --
Imposing limits on the discussion --
Talking to no one --
CHOOSING AN ALLY --
Naming an agent --
Selecting the best agent --
Trusting your agent --
GETTING IT DONE --
Gathering information --
Personalizing the data --
Writing and rewriting --
Keeping it simple --
Following the rules --
Reflecting on the process --
Looking toward the future --
CLOSING THOUGHTS --
CONCLUSION --
Reconsidering expectations --
Summarizing key findings --
Messages for healthcare consumers --
Specific challenges for healthcare providers --
Apprehending death --
Reference List --
Appendices --
Appendix A: guiding interview questions --
Appendix B: sample advance directive --
Appendix C: legislative guidelines --
Appendix D: educational resources.
Responsibility: M. Dianne Godkin.
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Clinical ethicist Dianne Godkin offers deeper understanding of the experience of preparing for end-of-life (advance directive).  Read more...

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"No one is immortal, and the best way to deal with the unfortunate is preparation. "Living Will, Living Well" is a guide to responsibly dealing with the event of death. Aimed at those in their later Read more...

 
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