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Unplugged : reclaiming our right to die in America

Author: William H Colby
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It often seems that medical technology is a never-ending string of miracles. But it is also a double-edged sword. More often than not, death happens because of a decision to stop doing something, or  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Colby
ISBN: 9780814401606 0814401600
OCLC Number: 173243748
Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Terri Schiavo's private years --
Terri Schiavo's public years --
The autopsy of Terri Schiavo --
The ascent of medical technology --
The law and the right to die --
The case of Nancy Cruzan --
How we die in America today --
Dying on the "institutional glide path" --
In Terri Schiavo's shoes --
My "living will" --
Feeding tubes? the hardest question --
But I believe in the right to life! --
Special concerns of the disabled community --
Oregon v. Ashcroft/Gonzales and physician assisted suicide --
Hospice: the hidden jewel --
Where do we go from here?
Responsibility: William H. Colby.
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"[Colby] conveys a sensitivity and compassion about a subject that many find extremely difficult to discuss....a fascinating and well-written book." -Health Progress, November 2007

 
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