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Death and Dying / Edition 5

Death and Dying / Edition 5

by James Haley

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ISBN-10: 0737712236

ISBN-13: 2900737712239

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing

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Greenhaven Publishing
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Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?7
Chapter 1How Should End-of-Life Care Be Improved?
Chapter Preface15
1.Hospice Care Improves End-of-Life Care17
2.Hospice Care Is Not Appropriate for All Terminally Ill Patients28
3.Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized39
4.Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalized49
5.Advance Directives Enable Dying Patients to Control Treatment58
6.Advance Directives Fail to Give Dying Patients Control over Treatment64
Periodical Bibliography69
Chapter 2How Can People Cope with Death?
Chapter Preface71
1.The Dying Must Make Spiritual Peace with Death73
2.The Dying Have the Right to Die Angry80
3.Nontraditional Funerals Help the Bereaved Cope with Death85
4.Nontraditional Funerals Do Not Help the Bereaved Cope with Death94
5.Medical Treatment May Reduce the Pain of Grief104
6.Grief Cannot Be Managed113
Periodical Bibliography117
Chapter 3Should Effort to Expand the Human Life Span Be Pursued?
Chapter Preface119
1.Immortality Is an Achieveable and Worthy Goal121
2.The Human Life Span Should Not Be Extended132
3.Cryonic Suspension Can Extend Life Beyond Death142
4.Nano Nonsense and Cryonics150
Periodical Bibliography153
Chapter 4Is There Life After Death?
Chapter Preface155
1.There Is an Afterlife157
2.There Is No Afterlife165
3.Near-Death Experiences May Be Glimpses of an Afterlife174
4.Near-Death Experiences Have Natural, Not Spiritual, Causes182
5.Reincarnation May Lead to Life After Death190
6.Reincarnation Is a Myth201
Periodical Bibliography209
For Further Discussion210
Organizations to Contact212
Bibliography of Books216

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