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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:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wanzer, Sidney H.
To die well.
Cambridge, Mass. : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008274057
(OCoLC)81453125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney H Wanzer; Joseph Glenmullen
ISBN: 9780786732302 078673230X
OCLC Number: 769699008
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 209 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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Journal of the American Medical Association"Brings needed hope and comfort to those who are near death and to those who attend the dying and are responsible for ensuring that a good death is Read more...

 
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