The Resource Managing death, James M. Hoefler

Managing death, James M. Hoefler

Label
Managing death
Title
Managing death
Statement of responsibility
James M. Hoefler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on provocative case studies, personal interviews, and detailed research, James Hoefler examines the medical, legal, ethical, and clinical aspects of right-to-die issues. Beginning with the legal struggle of a woman whose son existed in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for seventeen years, the author moves into a broader look at consensus among professional organizations, from the AMA to the President's Commission to the National Center for State Courts; beliefs of mainstream religious groups; public opinion; issues surrounding end-stage Alzheimer's and other organic brain disorders that can slowly lead to PVS; and the role of artificial nutrition and hydration in these cases
  • Hoefler concludes with recommendations on how to improve the quality of right-to-die decisionmaking. An absorbing read with a minimum of technical jargon, this book is a valuable guide to care givers, public policy students, medical ethicists, family members, and anyone facing questions about an individual's right to die
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoefler, James M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726 .H564 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
  • Right to Die
  • Terminal Care
  • Ethics, Medical
Label
Managing death, James M. Hoefler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198) and index
Contents
The case of Joey Fiori -- The emergence of consensus -- A broader consensus -- Behyond the PVS: severe dementia -- Artificial nutrition and hydration -- Conclusion and recommendations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780813328164
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
97002593
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36857836
Label
Managing death, James M. Hoefler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198) and index
Contents
The case of Joey Fiori -- The emergence of consensus -- A broader consensus -- Behyond the PVS: severe dementia -- Artificial nutrition and hydration -- Conclusion and recommendations
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780813328164
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
97002593
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36857836

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