Good Death The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life

ISBN-10: 0553095552

ISBN-13: 9780553095555

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Modern medical technology has lengthened our lives and forever altered how we face our deaths--but it has also created painful dilemmas that lawyers, doctors, spiritual leaders, and, above all, patients and their families are struggling with every day. Now, in this sweeping yet intimate report on death in America, Marilyn Webb has written the one essential book we all need to understand and deal with these new realities. Drawing on more than four years of first-hand research and observation, Webb combines a journalist's objectivity with a passionate advocacy for people in pain. She has sat with dozens of dying patients--in high-tech teaching hospitals, in hospices, and in their homes. She has interviewed and worked with the leading legal experts and medical ethicists, pain specialists and psychologists, priests and spiritual counselors, as well as both advocates of assisted suicide and their determined opponents.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
A Personal Introduction
Dying Well: The Death of Judith Obodov Hardin
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Beyond the Age of Medical Miracles
Dying Hard: The Death of Peter Ciccone
When Death Becomes a Blessing: The Problem of Pain
Tough Love: The Legacy of Karen Ann Quinlan
Who Decides? Law and Politics at the Edges of Life
Bearing the Burden: Families in Distress
Hospice: The Birth of the Modern Art of Dying
New American Sacred: The Return of Prepared Dying
Wisdom's Portraits: Midwives at Death's Door
Dr. Kevorkian's Challenge: Two Deaths in Michigan
Assisted Dying: The Search for the Least Worst Death
Conclusion: Toward a New Kind of Hope
Epilogue: The Good Death of Jack Sheedy
Notes
Index
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