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Author Cundiff, David E.

Title Euthanasia is not the answer : a hospice physician's view / by David Cundiff
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, [1992]


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Description x, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. What Euthanasia Is--What Hospice Is -- Ch. 2. Why--And How Often--Do Terminally Ill People Request Euthanasia? -- Ch. 3. Patients Who Have Requested Euthanasia -- Ch. 4. The Right to Die -- Ch. 5. Traditional Arguments Against Euthanasia -- Ch. 6. Efforts to Legalize Euthanasia -- Ch. 7. Euthanasia in the Netherlands -- Ch. 8. On Pain and Living -- Ch. 9. Hospice Care and Standard Oncology -- Ch. 10. Integrating Life-Prolonging Therapy and Hospice
Summary Today's news is full of stories about "suicide machines," critical life-and-death decisions, who owns a person's life, death with dignity, prolonging painful life, and euthanasia as a justifiable release for terminally ill patients. But can euthanasia be accepted as a reasonable choice? Or must a patient's pain and suffering be prolonged in order to preserve life, without regard to the quality of that life? According to Dr. Cundiff, neither is necessary. What then are the viable alternatives? Can a patient in fact live out his or her days in relative comfort, with love and support from family, friends, and health care workers? Dr. Cundiff says YES!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-190)
Subject Euthanasia.
Hospice care.
Hospice Care.
Palliative Care.
LC no. 92017245
ISBN 089603237X