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Through the valley of shadows : living wills, intensive care, and making medicine human

Author: Samuel Morris Brown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In place of living wills, which have fundamentally misunderstood the problems people face during life-threatening illness, researcher and practicing ICU physician Samuel Morris Brown advocates a system of individualized guidance alongside fundamental reform. In this provocative and empathetic book, rich in patients' stories, Brown offers a blueprint for a truly humane ICU.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Samuel Morris.
Through the valley of shadows.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015032315
(OCoLC)919068331
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Morris Brown
ISBN: 9780199392964 019939296X
OCLC Number: 956737758
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages)
Contents: A culture in crisis --
The rise of the living will --
Empirical and ethical problems with living wills --
Living wills don't make decisions : human beings do --
The barbaric life of the ICU --
Life after the ICU --
Reform : the current state of the art --
Healing the intensive care unit.
Responsibility: Samuel Morris Brown.

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In place of living wills, which have fundamentally misunderstood the problems people face during life-threatening illness, researcher and practicing ICU physician Samuel Morris Brown advocates a system of individualized guidance alongside fundamental reform. In this provocative and empathetic book, rich in patients' stories, Brown offers a blueprint for a truly humane ICU.

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