And a Time to Die How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

ISBN-10: 0743264762

ISBN-13: 9780743264761

Edition: 2005

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 3/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Sharon R. Kaufman is professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine; at the Institute for Health & Aging; and in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of The Ageless Self and The Healer’s Tale.

Introduction
The Predicament: Death Becomes a New Kind of Problem
Death and Hospital Culture
Death in Life: The ""Person"" and the Experience of Dying
The Hospital System: Time and the Power of the Pathway
Transforming Time: From Deathwatch to Billable Treatments
Moving Things Along
The Heroic Intervention Pathway
The Paradox of Resuscitation: Approach/Avoidance on the Heroic Pathway
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