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A few months to live : different paths to life's end

Author: Jana Staton; Roger W Shuy; Ira Byock
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documenting a study of end-of-life experiences that included detailed conversations in home care settings, this book focuses on how participants lived their daily lives, understood their illnesses,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Staton, Jana.
Few months to live.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606570322
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jana Staton; Roger W Shuy; Ira Byock
ISBN: 0878408401 9780878408405 087840841X 9780878408412
OCLC Number: 45024485
Description: xxv, 358 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Study participants --
Communicating about death and dying --
Planning and choices --
Professional care and doctor-patient communication --
Knowledge of illness and attitudes toward pain and death --
Daily life and meaningful activities --
Family caregiving experience --
Support and lack of support for family caregivers --
Personal growth, meaning and spirituality --
The final days of life --
Memorials at the end of life --
Some directions for understanding the end of life.
Responsibility: Jana Staton, Roger Shuy, Ira Byock.

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