It helps readers think through and then complete advance directives, and also to take a more active role when they or a family member becomes terminally ill. Bookseller: , Washington, United States. Through real-life stories and his own experience, Dr. Current thinking in palliative care holds the physician responsible for addressing the needs of all of these groups of patients, and for defining and carefully assessing each of the components of their physical and psychological distress. Ultimately, the patient's values and personal goals must guide all medical choices, particularly toward the end of life. The change he proposes is to support legalization of physician-assisted suicide but not active euthanasia.
Timothy Quill, a primary care physician and internist, advances his perspective on the care of patients with intolerable end-of-life suffering. Quill uses to support his proposal to allow competent patients to have a death packet that they may take at any point in time should they view their suffering as intolerable. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. It is essential reading for all those wishing to remain in control of their lives to the end. .
This book is a resource for anyone who fears unnecessary suffering and excessive medical intervention at that point. Comfort Care: A Humane Alternative -- Ch. About this Item: New York : W. Physician-Assisted Suicide: Potential Clinical Criteria -- Ch. It is essential reading for all those wishing to remain in control of their lives to the end. Challenges and Final Thoughts -- Appendix Advance Directives: Definitions, Questions and Answers, Sample Forms. For example, in his chapter on public policy, Quill cites the case of a dying lung cancer patient with respiratory failure and symptoms of suffocation.
Timothy Quill put his career in danger when he wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that he had assisted a terminally ill patient in suicide - at her request - by prescribing pills and letting her know how to take a lethal dose. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. By sharing some of these stories, Dr. Meanwhile, he urges readers to prepare advance directives to guide their own medical treatment in the event of loss of mental capacity, and he includes samples of a living will and a health-care proxy statement, along with instructions on their use. Background for Advance Directives: What Can Happen If I Lose Mental Capacity in the Future? May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Public Policy: Exploring a Wider Range of Options for the Dying -- Ch. Defining Moments: Compassion and Conflicting Responsibilities -- Ch.
She had a history of depression and a previous significant medical illness. The use of opioids and sedative drugs, such as benzodiazepines or barbiturates, are commonly used to control patients' physical and psychological distress, even to the point of continuous sedation. About this Item: New York : W. It emphasizes the necessity for honest dialogue between you and your doctor, including a thorough discussion of your feelings about death and dying. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Quill hopes to increase the choices available to dying patients.
He has seen the relief that dying can bring when living has become a nightmare with no end in sight. He asks for regulation, rather than denial, knowing that many patients and doctors ofen face this question at times of crisis. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. It helps readers think through and then complete advance directives, and also to take a more active role when they or a family member becomes terminally ill. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Quill speaks out on physician-assisted suicide and why he helped a long-term patient of his, stricken with leukemia, to take her life when her suffering became intolerable. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. This book looks squarely at how patients can make crucial decisions and take charge of the end of their lives.
Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Doctors and patients must work together to investigate all health care options, from the most aggressive to those that emphasize comfort and the relief of suffering. Early Brushes with Death: Formative Experiences as a Resident and Grandson -- Ch. Includes bibliographical references pages 235-250 and index Preface: Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making reprinted from the New England Journal of Medicine -- Ch.