Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death

Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death

by Daniel Callahan
ISBN-10:
0878408150
ISBN-13:
9780878408153
Pub. Date:
06/28/2000
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
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Overview

Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death

Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful acceptance. Callahan's thoughtful perspective notably enhances the legal and moral discussions about end-of-life issues.

Originally published in 1993 by Simon and Schuster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878408153
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionCan Death Be Shaped to Our Own Ends?

1. The First Illusion: Mastering Our Medical Choices

2. Stripping Death Bare: The Recovery of Nature

3. The Last Illusion: Regulating Euthanasia

4. Living with the Mortal Self

5. Nature, Death, and Meaning: Shaping Our End

6. Pursuing a Peaceful Death

7. Watching and Waiting

Notes

Index

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