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Unplugged Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America

ISBN-10: 0814401600
ISBN-13: 9780814401606
Edition: 2007
Authors: William H. Colby
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Description: This compelling book illuminates the complex legal, ethical, medical, and deeply personal issues of a debate that ultimately affects us all. Compassionate and beautifully written, Colby helps readers understand the implications of current laws and  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

This compelling book illuminates the complex legal, ethical, medical, and deeply personal issues of a debate that ultimately affects us all. Compassionate and beautifully written, Colby helps readers understand the implications of current laws and proposed legislation, various medical options (including hospice), and the typical end-of-life decisions we all must face in order to make informed decision for ourselves and our loved ones.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Terri Schiavo's Private Years
Terri Schiavo's Public Years
The Autopsy of Terri Schiavo
The Ascent of Medical Technology
The Law and the Right to Die
The Case of Nancy Cruzan
How We Die in America Today
Dying on the "Institutional Glide Path"
In Terri Schiavo's Shoes
My "Living Will"
Feeding Tubes-The Hardest Question
But I Believe in the Right to Life!
Special Concerns of the Disabled Community
Oregon v. Ashcroft/Gonzales and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Hospice: The Hidden Jewel
Where Do We Go from Here?
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Resources
Index

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