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Author Kiernan, Stephen P.

Title Last rights : rescuing the end of life from the medical system / Stephen P. Kiernan.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  179.7 K47    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  179.7 Kie    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 301 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-288) and index.
Summary "Up to the 1970s, most Americans died swiftly: of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, or in accidents. But in the past three decades, medical advances have extended our lives and changed the way we die. Journalist Kiernan reveals the disconnect between how patients want to live the end of life--pain-free, functioning mentally and physically, surrounded by family and friends--and how the medical system continues to treat the dying--with extreme interventions, at immense cost, and with little regard to pain, human comforts, or even the stated wishes of patients and families.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Source ILDP 5/2007 PPL
Subject Terminal care.
ISBN 9780312342241

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