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Decision making near the end of life : issues, developments, and future directions

Author: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, cop. 2009.
Series: Series in death, dying, and bereavement
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comprehensive overview of the developments that have impacted decision-making processes within the field of end-of-life care. This title examines various aspects of end-of-life choices and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
ISBN: 9780415954488 0415954487
OCLC Number: 847558290
Description: xxv, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [Contents] Adolescent end-of-life decision making: family-centered advance care planning. --
The grip of pain. --
Decision making in the absence of advance directives : a personal story of letting go. --
A hastened death. --
How people die in the United States. --
The media and end-of-life choices and decisions. --
Three female faces: the law of end-of-life decision making in America. --
End-of-life choices. --
Decision making in palliative care. --
Communication related to end-of-life care and decisions. --
Dying in institutions. --
What would Terri want? Advance directive and the psychological challenges of surrogate decision making. --
The possible impact of mental health issues on end-of-life decision making. --
Family end-of-life decision making. --
Religious and spiritual perspectives on life-threatening illness, dying, and death. --
Culture, individual diversity, and end-of-life decisions. --
Decisions by and for adults with questionnable mental capacity : focus on dementia. --
Pediatric patient-oriented problem solving near the end of life
Series Title: Series in death, dying, and bereavement
Responsibility: edited by James L. Werth, Jr. and Dean Blevins.
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