Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Fisher, Kenneth A., 1941-

Title In defiance of death : exposing the real costs of end-of-life care / Kenneth A. Fisher ; with Lindsay E. Rockwell and Missy Scott ; foreword by Benjamin Brown.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  179.7 F534d 2008    ---  Available
Description xvi, 219 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dying in America today -- Roots of the problem: the Patient Self-Determination Act, advance directives, and the Americans with Disabilities Act -- Why we need appropriate care committees -- The three most typical end-of-life populations -- Hospitals, escalating costs, and end-of-life care -- Nursing homes -- Palliative care and hospice -- A big step in the right direction: the VA transforms end-of-life care.
Subject Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Palliative treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Death -- United States.
Terminal Care -- economics -- United States.
Terminal Care -- ethics -- United States.
Attitude to Death -- United States.
Health Policy -- United States.
Patient Rights -- United States.
Terminal Care -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Terminally Ill -- psychology -- United States.
Added Author Rockwell, Lindsay E.
Scott, Missy, 1946-
ISBN 0275997103 (alk. paper)
9780275997106 (alk. paper)
Standard No. NLM 101319113
NLGGC 309723213
NZ1 12133213
AU@ 000042325720

Available items only