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Author Quill, Timothy E.

Title Death and dignity : making choices and taking charge / Timothy E. Quill
Published New York : W.W. Norton, [1993]
New York : W.W. Norton, 1993


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Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Preface: Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making (reprinted from the New England Journal of Medicine) -- Ch. 1. Early Brushes with Death: Formative Experiences as a Resident and Grandson -- Ch. 2. The Hippocratic Oath and the Care of the Dying: Reconsidering Medicine's Goals and Values -- Ch. 3. Death or Chi-Chi?: The Burdens of Aggressive Medical Treatment -- Ch. 4. Comfort Care: A Humane Alternative -- Ch. 5. The Limitations of Comfort Care: Double Effects, Double Binds, and Double Standards -- Ch. 6. Defining Moments: Compassion and Conflicting Responsibilities -- Ch. 7. Public Policy: Exploring a Wider Range of Options for the Dying -- Ch. 8. Physician-Assisted Suicide: Potential Clinical Criteria -- Ch. 9. Background for Advance Directives: What Can Happen If I Lose Mental Capacity in the Future? -- Ch. 10. Advance Directives: Living Will or Health Care Proxy? -- Ch. 11. Challenges and Final Thoughts -- Appendix Advance Directives: Definitions, Questions and Answers, Sample Forms
Summary Quill advocates that the patient must be an active participant in the process of medical choices whether the decision is to fight the illness or to come to terms with death
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
Subject Assisted suicide.
Hospice care.
Physician and patient.
Right to die.
Terminal care.
Suicide, Assisted.
Terminal Care.
Attitude to Death.
Ethics, Medical.
Euthanasia, Passive.
Palliative Care.
LC no. 92020710
ISBN 0393034488