PALLIATIVE CARE THE 400 YEAR QUEST FOR A GOOD DEATH

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Palliative Care

Author : Harold Y. Vanderpool
ISBN : 9780786497997
Genre : Health & Fitness
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“This wise and revealing study is sure to be valuable to the dying and those who love them, as well as to the physicians and other health professionals who care for them.”--Library Journal “Vanderpool has written a history of palliative care that focuses on key issues that have dominated the health care dynamics of caring for the dying for centuries. The book makes a valuable contribution from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Recommended.”—Choice “This is a useful book for those doing research in medical history or palliative care, and academic libraries supporting these areas should consider it for purchase.”—Booklist “This is a scholarly treatise about the history of palliative care over the last 400 years. It is enjoyable to read.”--Hospice Care The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients' right to choose.
Category: Health & Fitness

A History Of Palliative Care 1500 1970

Author : Michael Stolberg
ISBN : 9783319541785
Genre : Medical
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This book on the history of palliative care, 1500-1970 traces the historical roots of modern palliative care in Europe to the rise of the hospice movement in the 1960s. The author discusses largely forgotten premodern concepts like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how patients and physicians experienced and dealt with terminal illness. He traces the origins of hospitals for incurable and dying patients and follows the long history of ethical debates on issues like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the dying patients’ lives and the controversies they sparked between physicians and patients. An eye opener for anyone interested in the history of ethical decision making regarding terminal care of critically ill patients.
Category: Medical

Oncology Nursing

Author : Martha E. Langhorne
ISBN : 032304185X
Genre : Medical
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Offers a thorough overview of the many facets of caring for patients and families facing a cancer diagnosis.--[Source inconnue].
Category: Medical

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015060466151
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Oncology

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ISBN : UCLA:L0090368952
Genre : Oncology
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Category: Oncology

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
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Books In Print

Author : R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN : UOM:39015054035236
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature