ISBN-10:
0742535096
ISBN-13:
9780742535091
Pub. Date:
12/01/2005
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742535091
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Series: Practicing Bioethics Series
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.04(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lynn A. Jansen is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine, New York Medical College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Part IThe Public Meaning of Death
1Some Reflections on Whether Death Is Bad17
2Defining Death27
Part IIFacing Death in the Clinic
3Against the Right to Die49
4The Skull at the Banquet66
5Influence of Mental Illness on Decision Making at the End of Life81
6Creative Adaptation in Aging and Dying: Ethical Imperative or Impossible Dream?97
7Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light: Not a Metaphor for End-of-Life Care118
Part IIIAfter Death: Respect and Cultural Norms
8Training on Newly Deceased Patients: An Ethical Analysis135
AppendixAbstracts of the Chapters155
Index159
About the Contributors163

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