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To die well : your right to comfort, calm, and choice in the last days of life

Author: Sidney H Wanzer; Joseph Glenmullen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"A leader in the rigiht-to-die movement, Wanzer advocates measures that allow patients to control decisions about end-of-life treatment and ensure a peaceful death. With the help of Harvard Medical School faculty member Glenmullen (The Antidepressant Solution), Wanzer, himself the former head of Harvard University Law School Health Services, provide clear legal and medical guidelines for the terminally ill and their  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wanzer, Sidney H.
To die well.
Cambridge, Mass. : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, 2007
(OCoLC)769699008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney H Wanzer; Joseph Glenmullen
ISBN: 9780738210834 0738210838 9780738211633 073821163X
OCLC Number: 81453125
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xii, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Turning points at life's end --
Rights of the dying patient --
The first turning point : from active treatment to comfort care --
Pain control --
What you should expect from your doctors and nurses --
Family and friends --
The second turning point : making the decision to hasten death --
What options have been used in the past to hasten death? --
Helium : newly used method to end suffering --
Differentiating sadness at the end of life from clinical depression --
The special case of irreversible dementia and end-of-life management --
Planning ahead with advance directives : staying in control --
Allowing a merciful death.
Responsibility: Sidney H. Wanzer, Joseph Glenmullen.
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When should futile medical treatment be stopped? When and how can death be hastened? How can each of us keep control of these decisions?  Read more...

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