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The best care possible : a physician's quest to transform care through the end of life /

"A palliative care doctor on the front lines of hospital care illuminates one of the most important and controversial ethical issues of our time on his quest to transform care through the end of life. It is harder to die in this country than ever before. Statistics show that the vast majority of... Full description

Main Author: Byock, Ira.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Avery/Penguin Group (USA), 2012
Contents: Pt. 1. The best care possible. The best care possible -- pt. 2. Life-and-death decisions. Between Scylla and Charybdis, a rock and a hard place, and the Devil and the deep blue sea ; Balancing acts: weighing potential benefits against risks and burdens -- pt. 3. Palliative care: completing the therapeutic continuum. Palliative care: a surprising new specialty (Hint: it's not just for dying) ; Morbidity and mortality -- pt. 4. Real doctoring for the twenty-first century. What are doctors for? ; The busy day that Sharon died -- pt. 5. Transforming medicine and society. Fixing health care ; Imagining a care-full society ; Standing on common high ground.
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