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Caring for Patients at the End of Life Facing an Uncertain Future Together

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ISBN-10: 0195139402

ISBN-13: 9780195139402

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Timothy E. Quill

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In Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, Dr. Quill uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section one utilizes the near death experiences of two patients to explore values underlying medical humanism, and then presents the case of "Diane" to explore the fundamental clinical commitments of partnership and non-abandonment. Section two explores, illustrates, and provides practical guidance for clinicians, patients, and families about critical communication issues including delivering bad news, discussing palliative care, and exploring…    
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 9.21" wide x 6.06" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Challenges and Potential of End-of-Life Care
Underlying Values and Assumptions
Same Old Seventeen-Dollar Lamps
Humanistic End-of-Life Care
Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making
Partnerships in the Care of the Dying
Nonabandonment: A Central Obligation of Physicians
The Medical Interview: A Critical Clinical Tool
Delivering Bad News
Discussing Palliative Care with Patients
Palliative Care for Patients with Severe Dementia: A Consensus-Based Approach to Decision Making
"Doctor, I Want to Die! Will You Help Me?"
Difficult Clinical and Ethnical Issues
Hospice and Palliative Care: Clinical, Ethical, and Policy Challenges
The Rule of Double Effect: A Critique of Its Role in End-of-Life Decision Making
Palliative Options of Last Resort: A Comparison of Practices, Justifications, and Safeguards
End-of-Life Care in the Netherlands and the United States: A Comparison of Values, Justifications, and Practices
Epilogue: All About My Brother