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Terminal illness : opposing viewpoints

Author: Andrea C Nakaya
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents various opinions on the best way to care for the terminally ill and their friends and family, including a debate on the role of euthanasia.
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Terminal illness.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004060595
(OCoLC)56807808
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea C Nakaya
OCLC Number: 760940510
Notes: A separate work in this series with the same title was edited by Mary E. Williams and published in 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ch. 1. Do the terminally ill receive quality end-of-life care? --
1. Americans are increasingly well informed about how to obtain quality end-of-life care / Lisa Miller --
2. Americans are ill informed about how to obtain quality end-of-life care / Last Acts --
3. Advance directives are improving end-of-life care / Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter --
4. Advance directives do not always improve end-of-life care / Valerie Reitman --
5. Hospice care is benefiting the terminally ill / pt. I. Jack D. Gordon ; pt. II. Stephen Kiernan --
6. Many minorities are not benefiting from hospice care / Gwen London --
7. Care for the dying is inadequate in Western society / Julia Neuberger --
8. End-of-life care in developing nations has not been adequately addressed / Peter A. Singer, Kerry W. Bowman --
ch. 2. How should the physical pain of terminal illness be relieved? --
1. Effective pain relief is hampered by inadequate knowledge / Julia Riley --
2. Effective pain relief is hampered by drug control laws / Carol Sieger --
3. Patients should be allowed to choose terminal sedation / Timothy E. Quill, Ira R. Byock --
4. Terminal sedation should not be used in palliative care / Mark B. Blocher --
5. Marijuana should be legalized for seriously ill people / Byron Demmer --
6. Marijuana should not be legalized for seriously ill people / pt. I. Mark Souder ; pt. II. Janet M. LaRue --
ch. 3. How can the spiritual and emotional pain of terminal illness be eased? --
1. Doctors should speak openly with patients and their families about death / Kerri Wachter --
2. Embracing feelings about death before becoming ill is beneficial / Fred Branfman --
3. Doctors should address the spirituality of the terminally ill / Myles N. Sheehan --
4. Doctors should show more compassion toward the terminally ill / Rachel K. Sobel --
5. Doctors should help terminally ill patients die with a clear mind / Josh Fischman --
ch. 4. Should euthanasia be allowed for terminally ill patients? --
1. The terminally ill should be allowed to choose euthanasia / Andrea E. Richardson --
2. The terminally ill should not be allowed to choose euthanasia / Margaret Somerville --
3. Legalizing euthanasia empowers patients and improves quality of care / Richard T. Hull --
4. Legalizing euthanasia eliminates patient autonomy and reduces quality of care / Herbert Hendin --
5. Physician-assisted suicide should be legalized / Faye Girsh --
6. Physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized / Lawrence Rudden, Gerard V. Bradley --
7. Euthanasia should be legalized and regulated by the government / Economist --
8. Euthanasia should not be legalized and regulated by the government / Matthew Parris.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Andrea C. Nakaya, book editor.

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Presents various opinions on the best way to care for the terminally ill and their friends and family, including a debate on the role of euthanasia.

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