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Managing Death: The First Guide For Patients, Family Members, And Care Providers On Forgoing Treatment At The End Of Life, James M. Hoefler Jan 1997

Managing Death: The First Guide For Patients, Family Members, And Care Providers On Forgoing Treatment At The End Of Life, James M. Hoefler

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Many Americans, before they die, will go through a stage where they are unable to make competent decisions about their own life-sustaining medical treatment. More and more, family members and care givers are facing these difficult decisions in their stead, becoming engulfed in questions about personal wishes, medical ethics, state and federal law, and quality of life.

Drawing on provocative case studies, personal interviews, and detailed research, James Hoefler examines the medical, legal, ethical, and clinical aspects of such right-to-die issues. Beginning with the legal struggle of a woman whose son existed in a persistent vegetative states (PVS) for seventeen ...


Deathright: Culture, Medicine, Politics, And The Right To Die, James M. Hoefler Jan 1994

Deathright: Culture, Medicine, Politics, And The Right To Die, James M. Hoefler

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Deathright offers the first comprehensive survey of right-to-die issues, potential policy resolutions, judicial decisions, and legislative activity throughout the fifty states. Covering everything from pet cemeteries to holistic hospices, the denial of death to death watches, and near-death experiences to the living death of persistent vegetative states, James Hoefler and Brian Kamoie provide a balanced and readable account of the current right-to-die landscape. With a minimum of technical jargon and an emphasis on facts, figures, and engaging case studies--including the stories of Karen Ann Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Jack Kevorkian--the authors clearly demonstrate the emerging challenges raised by our constitutionally ...