Caring for Patients at the End of Life

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Caring for Patients at the End of Life

Caring for Patients at the End of Life

In Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, Dr. Quill uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section one utilizes the near death experiences of two patients to explore values underlying medical humanism, and then presents the case of "Diane" to explore the fundamental clinical commitments of partnership and non-abandonment. Section two explores, illustrates, and provides practical guidance for clinicians, patients, and families about critical communication issues including delivering bad news, discussing palliative care, and exploring the wish to die. In section three, difficult ethical and policy challenges inherent in hospice work, including the rule of double effect, terminal sedation, and physician-assisted suicide, are explored using a mix of real cases and an analysis of underlying clinical, ethical, and policy issues. In a final chapter, Dr. Quill discusses the tragic death of his brother which occurred as this book was being completed, and how his family made the most emotionally challenging decisions of their lives. Dr. Quill exposes readers to an internally consistent and practical way of thinking by simultaneously embracing the potential of palliative care, and also acknowledging that it has limitations. His philosophy of offering forthright discussions with patient and family, mutual decision-making, ensuring medical and palliative care expertise and of committing to see the dying process through to the patient's death is vividly illustrated.

More Books:

Caring for Patients at the End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Timothy E. Quill
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, Dr. Quill uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section one utilizes the near death experiences of two patients
Family Communication at the End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Maureen P. Keeley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-23 - Publisher: MDPI

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Family Communication at the End of Life" that was published in Behavioral Sciences
Law at the End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Carl E. Schneider, Carl Schneider, Professor of Law and Internal Medicine Carl E Schneider
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Discusses the issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision
Continuous Sedation at the End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Sigrid Sterckx
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Continuous sedation until death (sometimes referred to as terminal sedation or palliative sedation) is an increasingly common practice in end-of-life care. However, it raises numerous medical, ethical, emotional and legal concerns, such as the reducing or removing of consciousness (and thus potentially causing 'subjective death'), the withholding of artificial nutrition
Finding Dignity at the End of Life
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Kathleen D. Benton, Renzo Pegoraro
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-09 - Publisher: Routledge

Finding Dignity at the End of Life discusses the need for palliative care as a human right and explores a whole-person methodology for use in treatment. The book examines the concept of palliative care as a holistic human right from the perspective of multiple aspects of faith, ideology, culture, and

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