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The best care possible : a physician's quest to transform care through the end of life

Author: Ira Byock
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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It is harder to be seriously ill - and much harder to die - than ever before. These days, we effectively treat diseases, but often overlook the priorities of the people who are ill. As a result, too many Americans suffer needlessly and die badly. Here one of the nation's foremost leaders in palliative care takes us inside a state-of-the-art academic medical center and opens our eyes to an issue that will affect our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Byock
OCLC Number: 1147713399
Description: 1 online resource (549 pages (large print))
Contents: Pt. 1. The best care possible. The best care possible --
pt. 2. Life-and-death decisions. Between Scylla and Charybdis, a rock and a hard place, and the Devil and the deep blue sea ; Balancing acts: weighing potential benefits against risks and burdens --
pt. 3. Palliative care: completing the therapeutic continuum. Palliative care: a surprising new specialty (Hint: it's not just for dying) ; Morbidity and mortality --
pt. 4. Real doctoring for the twenty-first century. What are doctors for? ; The busy day that Sharon died --
pt. 5. Transforming medicine and society. Fixing health care ; Imagining a care-full society ; Standing on common high ground.
Responsibility: Ira Byock, M.D.

Abstract:

It is harder to be seriously ill - and much harder to die - than ever before. These days, we effectively treat diseases, but often overlook the priorities of the people who are ill. As a result, too many Americans suffer needlessly and die badly. Here one of the nation's foremost leaders in palliative care takes us inside a state-of-the-art academic medical center and opens our eyes to an issue that will affect our loved ones, our neighbors, and ourselves.

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