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A graceful exit : life and death on your own terms, Lofty L. Basta with Carole Post

Label
A graceful exit : life and death on your own terms
Title
A graceful exit
Title remainder
life and death on your own terms
Statement of responsibility
Lofty L. Basta with Carole Post
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States spends an inordinate amount of time and resources on medical care for people near the end of their lives; yet, Americans do not live significantly longer than citizens of other Western countries. What are the motivations of this death-denying culture? How can we deal with the complexities of medical care as life unavoidably comes to a close? How can we resolve the controversies that complicate medical decisions in the presence of advanced age or end-stage disease? A Graceful Exit: Life and Death on Your Own Terms addresses the difficult issue inherent to an aging society - the right to control one's death. Many Americans are executing living wills to be spared the indignities of futile medical treatment. Current living wills, however, have proven to be nearly useless in guiding care. Dr. Lofty Basta, a renowned physician specializing in cardiology, frankly explains that most patients of advanced age or disease are incompetent to make health care decisions, or incapable of evaluating treatment options. This book provides examples of living wills that are clear, valid, and applicable to many medical situations, and is supported by intimate case histories that illustrate various problems. As a sidebar, the author relates how different Western countries are dealing with this controversial issue. A Graceful Exit is a provocative resource to the medical community, hospital administrators or members of ethics committees, politicians, the clergy, civic leaders, and all who wish to control their medical treatment near the end of life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basta, L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.B325 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 H-017
  • W 85.5
NLM item number
B324g 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Post, Carole
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
  • Right to Die
  • Terminal Care
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
Label
A graceful exit : life and death on your own terms, Lofty L. Basta with Carole Post
Link
https://archive.org/details/gracefulexitlife00bast
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Quality of Death: An Ancient Perspective on a Contemporary Issue -- 2. A Whirlwind History of Technology's Impact on Life and Death -- 3. Moral Mortality: The Ethics of Dying -- 4. Treatment or Torture? Medical Intervention at the End of Life -- 5. Do Not Resuscitate -- 6. Active Euthanasia: Is There a Sour Note in the "Sweet Death"? -- 7. The High Price of Dying -- 8. Is Medical Intervention Wasted on the Old? -- 9. How Our Dying Can Help the Living -- 10. The Birth of the Living Will: An Attempt to Direct Our Mortal Destiny -- 11. Does the "Living Will" Deserve to Live? -- 12. May the Doctor-Patient Relationship Heal Itself -- 13. A Practical Living Will: Lessons from Denmark -- 14. The Universal Living Will: An American Solution -- 15. Essays by Physicians on Living and Dying -- App. A. Hospital Policies Regarding Futile Care -- App. B. Danish Medical Brochure -- App. C. Universal Living Will
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780306452703
Lccn
96001283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151319
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151319
Label
A graceful exit : life and death on your own terms, Lofty L. Basta with Carole Post
Link
https://archive.org/details/gracefulexitlife00bast
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Quality of Death: An Ancient Perspective on a Contemporary Issue -- 2. A Whirlwind History of Technology's Impact on Life and Death -- 3. Moral Mortality: The Ethics of Dying -- 4. Treatment or Torture? Medical Intervention at the End of Life -- 5. Do Not Resuscitate -- 6. Active Euthanasia: Is There a Sour Note in the "Sweet Death"? -- 7. The High Price of Dying -- 8. Is Medical Intervention Wasted on the Old? -- 9. How Our Dying Can Help the Living -- 10. The Birth of the Living Will: An Attempt to Direct Our Mortal Destiny -- 11. Does the "Living Will" Deserve to Live? -- 12. May the Doctor-Patient Relationship Heal Itself -- 13. A Practical Living Will: Lessons from Denmark -- 14. The Universal Living Will: An American Solution -- 15. Essays by Physicians on Living and Dying -- App. A. Hospital Policies Regarding Futile Care -- App. B. Danish Medical Brochure -- App. C. Universal Living Will
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780306452703
Lccn
96001283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151319
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151319

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