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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / by Gawande, Atul.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277).The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Subjects: Terminal care.; Critical care medicine.; Aging; Quality of life.; Terminal Care.; Activities of Daily Living.; Aged.; Aging; Attitude to Death.; Prognosis.; Quality of Life.;
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Halo : mortal dictata / by Traviss, Karen.;
"With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice--and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program. Black-ops sqad Kilo-Five find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth's cities to get an answer. How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? The painful answer lies with a man long dead, and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place"--Page 4 of cover.
Subjects: Science fiction.; Halo (Game); Space warfare; Life on other planets; Extraterrestrial beings; Human-alien encounters; Fathers and daughters;
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Football fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-2008 / by Mueller, Frederick O.; Cantu, Robert C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Foreword / Grant Teaff -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-1940. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-1940 -- Football rules 1931-1940: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1941-1950. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1941-1950 -- Football rules 1941-1950: safety and equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1951-1960. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1951-1960 -- Football rules 1951-1960: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1961-1970. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1961-1970 -- Football rules 1961-1970: safety and equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1971-1980.-- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1971-1980 -- Football rules 1971-1980: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1981-1990. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1981-1990 -- Football rules 1981-1990: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1991-2000. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1991-2000 -- Football rules 1991-2000: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 2001-2008.-- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 2001-2008 -- Football rules 2001-2008: safety and equipment -- Medical aspects of football brain and spine injuries. -- Etiology of brain injury -- Etiology of cervical spine injury -- Types of brain injury -- Intracranial hemorrhage -- Epidural hematoma -- Subdural hematoma -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Second impact malignant brain edema, or dysautoregulation syndrome -- Recognizing the syndrome -- Prevention is primary -- Types of spine injuries -- Fracture, concussion, contusion, hemorrhage -- Cervical cord neurapraxia or transient quadriplegia -- Central Cord Syndrome -- Stingers -- Vascular injury -- Concussion -- Grade 1 (Mild) Concussion -- Grade II (Moderate) Concussion -- Grade III (Severe) Concussion -- Postconcussion Syndrome -- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) -- History of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, 1969-2008 -- Risk management strategies for football. -- Importance of risk management -- Risk management strategies for football -- -- Prevention of catastrophic Head and Spine Injuries."Chapters discuss the history of football injuries by decade (1931-40, 1941-50, etc.) and critically analyze important circumstances in football that have played a role in fatality and catastrophic football injuries (equipment, rules, coaching, medical care, etc.). Additional chapters cover the history of brain and spinal injuries and how the detection and treatment have changed during the past 75 years, as well as heart-related and heat stroke fatalities. A chapter also discusses the history of NOCSAE [National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment] and its effect on helmet standards and the reduction of football fatalities and catastrophic injuries."--From introduction p. 8.
Subjects: Football injuries.; Football injuries; Football players; Football players; Athletic Injuries; Athletic Injuries; Football; Football; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century;
© c2011., Carolina Academic Press,
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The game of lives : [electronic resource] : mortality doctrine series, book 3. by Dashner, James.;
From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes The Game of Lives, the final book in the Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts. Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine--Kaine's master plan--has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and...Text Difficulty 4UG/Upper grades (9th-12)7305.4Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Young Adult Fiction.; Young Adult Literature.;
© 2015.,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E2DE9EFB-62E8-4E60-B4C7-6DB10F43E6C3 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The work of the dead : a cultural history of mortal remains / by Laqueur, Thomas Walter.;
"The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters--for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources--from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed--and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history."--Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-678) and index.Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Work of the dead -- Part 1: Deep Time Of The Dead: -- Do the dead matter? -- Dead body and the persistence of being -- Cultural work of the dead -- Part 2: Places Of The Dead: -- Churchyard And The Old Regime: -- Development of the church-yard -- Language -- Place -- Church and churchyard in the landscape -- Necrogeography -- Necrobotany -- Necrotopology and memory -- Life and afterlife of the churchyard in literature -- Passage of the dead to the churchyard -- Law : Exclusion from the churchyard -- Claims of the dead body on the parish churchyard -- Claims of the parish on the dead body -- Economics of churchyard burial -- Right to burial and the crisis of the old regime -- Enlightenment Scandals: -- Voltaire -- David Hume -- Cemetery And The New Regime: -- Danger of the dead and the rise of the cemetery -- Genealogies Of The New Regime: -- Imagination : Elysium, arcadia, and the dead of the Eighteenth Century -- Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise -- Distant lands and the imperial imagination -- Age Of The Cemetery: -- Novelty -- Necrogeography and Necrobotany -- Cemeteries and capitalism -- Religious pluralism in the age of the cemetery -- Reform, revolution, and the cemetery -- Class, family, and the cemetery -- Putting the dead in their place: pauper funerals and proper funerals, burials and reburials -- Disrupted bodies -- Part 3: Names Of The Dead: -- Names Of The Dead In Deep Time: -- Names of the dead in times of war -- Names of the dead in times of peace -- Rise of the names of the dead in modern history -- Age Of Necronominalism: -- Names over bodies -- Names and the absent but present body -- Monumental names -- Names of the vanished dead -- Names of the great war: -- Part 4: Burning The Dead: -- Disenchantment and cremation -- Ashes and history -- Different enchantments -- Ashes in their place -- Afterword: From a history of the dead to a history of dying -- Notes -- Image credits -- Index -- Plates follow page.
Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Death;
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Rest uneasy : sudden infant death syndrome in twentieth century America / by Cowgill, Brittany,1986-;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Deaths of infants in bed" : the historical origins of SIDS -- Cause of death : SIDS -- The theory of the month club : conducting research on SIDS -- Risky babies -- Mobilization : SIDS activism -- Cause for alarm -- Sleep like a baby -- Conclusion : "the disease of theories" : discovering SIDS.Rest Uneasy investigates the processes by which SIDS became both a discrete medical enigma and a source of social anxiety construed differently over time and according to varying perspectives. Brittany Cowgill chronicles and assesses Americans' fraught but consequential efforts to explain and conquer SIDS.
Subjects: Sudden infant death syndrome.; Sudden Infant Death; Sudden Infant Death; Infant Mortality;
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Calypso / by Sedaris, David,author.;
When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. Sedaris sets his powers of observation toward middle age and mortality, that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.
Subjects: Humor.; Sedaris, David; Aging; Mortality; Aging; American wit and humor.;
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City of glass / by Clare, Cassandra.;
Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters; Paranormal fiction.; Imaginary places; Demonology; Magic; Vampires; Families; Young adult fiction.;
© [2010], c2009., Margaret K. McElderry Books,
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City of ashes / by Clare, Cassandra.;
Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon.Ages 14 up.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Horror fiction.; Young adult fiction.; Paranormal fiction.; Demonology; Magic; Supernatural; Demonology; Magic;
© 2009., Margaret K. McElderry Books,
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Clockwork angel / by Clare, Cassandra.;
Ages 14 up.When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Subjects: Supernatural; Demonology; Orphans; Secret societies; London (England); Paranormal fiction.; Demonology; Orphans; Secret societies; Brothers and sisters;
© 2011, c2010., Margaret K. McElderry Books,
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