Death in the Clinic available in Hardcover
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Despite the best efforts of medical ethicists over the past quarter-century, the ethical challenges surrounding dying and death in the clinical setting remain largely unresolved, and little sustained attention has been paid to how thinking about death relates to and affects clinical practice. The reality is that people die, and that dying patients are not people for whom nothing can be done. Death in the Clinic provides medical students, residents, and educators a framework within which to explore and address this reality, while existential and philosophical questions about death recommend the book to chaplains, social workers, palliative care clinicians, nurses, and clinical ethicists. Death in the Clinic fills a gap in contemporary medical education by explicitly addressing the concrete clinical realities about death with which practitioners, patients, and their families continue to wrestle.
About the Author
Lynn A. Jansen is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine, New York Medical College.
Table of Contents
|Part I||The Public Meaning of Death|
|1||Some Reflections on Whether Death Is Bad||17|
|Part II||Facing Death in the Clinic|
|3||Against the Right to Die||49|
|4||The Skull at the Banquet||66|
|5||Influence of Mental Illness on Decision Making at the End of Life||81|
|6||Creative Adaptation in Aging and Dying: Ethical Imperative or Impossible Dream?||97|
|7||Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light: Not a Metaphor for End-of-Life Care||118|
|Part III||After Death: Respect and Cultural Norms|
|8||Training on Newly Deceased Patients: An Ethical Analysis||135|
|Appendix||Abstracts of the Chapters||155|
|About the Contributors||163|