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Medical care at the end of life : a Catholic perspective

Author: David F Kelly
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2006.
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For over thirty years, David F. Kelly has worked with medical practitioners, students, families, and the sick and dying to confront the difficult and often painful issues that concern medical treatment at the end of life. In this short and practical book, Kelly shares his vast experience, providing a rich resource for thinking about life's most painful decisions. Kelly outlines eight major issues regarding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kelly, David F.
Medical care at the end of life.
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006003017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David F Kelly
ISBN: 9781435631960 143563196X 9781589013674 1589013670
OCLC Number: 614492096
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Contents: Ordinary and extraordinary means --
Killing and allowing to die --
Decisions by competent patients --
Decisions for incompetent patients --
Advance directives --
Hydration and nutrition --
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia --
Medical futility.
Responsibility: David F. Kelly.

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Outlines eight issues regarding end-of-life care as seen through the lens of the Catholic medical ethics tradition. This title looks at the distinction between ordinary and extraordinary means; the  Read more...

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