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When treatment fails : how medicine cares for dying children

Author: David J Bearison
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrates how clinicians from different professional roles speak about the biological, psychological, spiritual, and social dimensions of caring for terminally ill patients. This book analyzes their ways of making sense and giving meaning to their difficult experiences, unearthing common and distinct themes and issues across disciplines.
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Additional Physical Format: Print:
Bearison, David J.
When treatment fails.
2006
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Bearison
ISBN: 9780199999873 0199999872
OCLC Number: 939962033
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 289 p.)
Contents: 1. Paediatric end of life care ; 2. Narrative theory, medicine and methods ; 3. Twenty stories about how children die ; 4. Witholding or withdrawing curative treatments ; 5. Pain and suffering ; 6. Staff reacting ; 7. Patients and families reacting ; 8. Conclusions
Responsibility: David J. Bearison.
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...a remarkable treasure trove of lived experiences of clinicians from which novice and seasoned clinicians may learn and deepen their insight about end-of-life care of children. * JAMA *

 
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