Decision Making near the End of Life: Issues, Developments, and Future Directions

Decision Making near the End of Life: Issues, Developments, and Future Directions

by James L. Werth Jr., Dean Blevins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135918835
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Series: Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

James L. Werth, Jr., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, and Fellow, Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at The University of Akron. Dr. Werth is also a volunteer psychologist and group co-facilitator at Violet’s Cupboard, a support group for gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS.

Dean Blevins, MPH, Ph.D., is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Postdoctoral Fellow, Centers for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Table of Contents

Werth, Blevins, Introduction. Field, How People Die in the United States. Webb, Effects of the Media/Public Attitudes. Cerminara, Legal Overview. Keespies, Preston, Miller, End-of-Life Choices. Chang, The Process of Medical Decision-making. Prevost, Miller, Dying in Institutions. Ditt, Advance Directives. Werth, Psychological/Psychiatric Issues. Wells, Allen, Family/Caregiving. Doka, Religion/Spirituality. Hayslip, Diversity/Disenfranchised/Oppressed Groups. Volicier, Decisions By and For Adults with Questionable Mental Capacity. Kazak, End-of-Life Decisions and Children. Crow, Raye, Personal Stories. Orentlicher, Conclusion. 

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