To Die Well

To Die Well

Your Right to Comfort, Calm and Choice in the Last Days of Life

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Provides clear legal and medical guidelines for the terminally ill and their loved ones who are facing end-of-life decisions, covering such topics as how to appoint a health care proxy, refuse unwanted treatments, and the controversial issue of hastening the death of terminally ill patients.

Perseus Publishing
The knowledge provided in this book is both comforting and powerful. Patients who know their right to refuse treatment and the legal ways to bring about death if pain or distress cannot be alleviated will be spared the frightening helplessness that can rob their last days of meaning and connection. Drs. Wanzer and Glenmullen do not shy from controversy. They make clear what patients should expect of their doctors, including the right to enough pain control even it shortens life. They also explain the legal ways hasten death that are possible for anyone, and clarify the controversies now surrounding those that require a doctor's help. Compassion and reassurance blend with direct, honest fact in this book that every one of us should have before it is needed for ourselves or our families.

When should futile medical treatment be stopped? When and how can death be hastened? How can each of us keep control of these decisions?

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780738210834
Characteristics: xii, 209 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Glenmullen, Joseph 1950-


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