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The Resource Embracing our mortality : hard choices in an age of medical miracles, Lawrence J. Schneiderman

Embracing our mortality : hard choices in an age of medical miracles, Lawrence J. Schneiderman

Label
Embracing our mortality : hard choices in an age of medical miracles
Title
Embracing our mortality
Title remainder
hard choices in an age of medical miracles
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While surveys show that most of us would prefer to die at home, 80% of us will die in a health care facility, many hooked up to machines and faced with tough decisions. When you, a family member, or a friend are in this situation, what should you do next? Here, a leading expert on medical ethics at the end of life urges all of us, including health care professionals, to face these decisions with sensitivity and realism informed by both the latest medical evidence as well as the oldest humanistic visions. Dr. Schneiderman vividly demonstrates the wisdom of this approach by interweaving true stories of his patients, current empirical research in care at the end of life, and displays of the power of empathy and imagination as embodied in the work of writers like Tolstoy and Chekhov.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneiderman, L. J
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.S3384 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 C-421
  • WB 310
NLM item number
S3595e 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Advance directives (Medical care)
  • Patient refusal of treatment
  • Right to die
  • Terminal Care
  • Advance Directives
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Medical Futility
  • Right to Die
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Advance directives (Medical care)
  • Patient refusal of treatment
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
Label
Embracing our mortality : hard choices in an age of medical miracles, Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting in writing what you want (and don't want) -- What may happen if you don't make it "clear and convincing" -- Facts and statistics -- Empathy and the imagination -- Ancient myth and modern medicine: what can we learn from the past? -- Hoping for a miracle -- What could be wrong with hope? -- Medical futility -- Beyond futility to an ethic of care -- Future decisions we may all have to make
Control code
610965833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199713158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610965833
Label
Embracing our mortality : hard choices in an age of medical miracles, Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting in writing what you want (and don't want) -- What may happen if you don't make it "clear and convincing" -- Facts and statistics -- Empathy and the imagination -- Ancient myth and modern medicine: what can we learn from the past? -- Hoping for a miracle -- What could be wrong with hope? -- Medical futility -- Beyond futility to an ethic of care -- Future decisions we may all have to make
Control code
610965833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199713158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610965833

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