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Kirtland Community College Library R 726.8 .V36 2015 30775305500598 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780786497997 (softcover : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0786497998 (softcover : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781476619712 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 269 pages ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments -- Preface -- From proclamation to recognition: 1605-1772 -- Minute details and codified conduct:1789-1825 -- That science called euthanasia:1826-1854 -- Polarities between attention and disregard: 1859-1894 -- Challenging the overreach of modern medicine: 1895-1935 -- Never say die versus care for the dying: 1935-1959 -- Times of momentous transition: 1960-1981 -- Progress, threatening seas, and endurance: 1982-1999 -- Choices: 2000 to the present -- Epilogue -- Chapter Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary, etc.: "Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of professional and personal advances in the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients' right to choose"--
Subject: Palliative treatment
Terminal care
Right to die
Palliative Care history
History, Modern 1601-
Right to Die history
Terminal Care history
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