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Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life

Author: Haider Warraich
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haider Warraich
ISBN: 9781250104588 1250104580 1250104599 9781250104595 1250160847 9781250160843
OCLC Number: 947145971
Description: x, 324 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: How Cells Die --
How Life (and Death) Were Prolonged --
Where Death Lives Now --
How We Learned Not to Resuscitate --
How Death Was Redefined --
When the Heart Stops --
When Death Transcends --
When Guardians Are Burdened --
How Death Is Negotiated --
Why Families Fall --
When Death Is Desired --
When the Plug is Pulled --
#WhenDeathIsShared.
Responsibility: Haider Warraich, M.D.

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"There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande's recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying--the whys, wheres, whens, and hows--are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences"--

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