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Author Morhaim, Dan
Title The better end [ebook] : surviving (and dying) on your own terms in today's modern medical world / Dan Morhaim
Publisher Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2012
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 150 p.)
Note Includes index
Contents Introduction: then and now -- The basics: life, death, planning -- Controversies and how to avoid becoming one -- Alberta Cole: not deciding is a decision -- Step one: overview of the forms -- Outlooks and outcomes -- Step two: choosing the kind of care you want -- Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo: it's not just about older people -- Dave Eckhart: who's in charge? -- Step three: selecting your health care agent -- Palliative care and hospice -- Abby Miller: a better end -- No easy answers: Alzheimer's disease and dementia -- Why don't more people have an advance directive? -- Step four: legal and other decisions -- Speaking personally
Summary "Dan Morhaim, a practicing physician and Maryland state legislator, guides readers through the medical and legal maze of end-of-life care. He details the care choices available and demystifies living wills and advance directives. Breaking down the barriers to a difficult but essential topic, he shows the way to a better end."--P. [4] of cover
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Right to die -- Popular works
Terminal care -- Popular works
Death -- Planning -- Popular works
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781421404462 (electronic bk.)
142140446X (electronic bk.)

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