The Sanctity of Social Life: Physicians' Treatment of Critically Ill Patients by Diana Crane | 9780871542090 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Sanctity of Social Life: Physician's Treatment of Critically Ill Patients

The Sanctity of Social Life: Physician's Treatment of Critically Ill Patients

by Diana Crane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871542099

ISBN-13: 9780871542090

Pub. Date: 09/10/1975

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

Reexamines the nature of death and dying as seen from the physician's point of view. Unlike other treatments of the subject, this study is concerned not with what physician's should do for the critically ill, but with their actual behavior. Based on extensive interviews with physicians in several medical specialties, more than 3000 questionnaires completed by

Overview

Reexamines the nature of death and dying as seen from the physician's point of view. Unlike other treatments of the subject, this study is concerned not with what physician's should do for the critically ill, but with their actual behavior. Based on extensive interviews with physicians in several medical specialties, more than 3000 questionnaires completed by physicians in four specialties, and studies of the records of actual hospital patients, the book shows that while withdrawal of treatment in certain types of cases is widespread, euthanasia is rare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871542090
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
09/10/1975
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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