The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death

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Georgetown University Press, 12.06.2000 - 256 Seiten

Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful acceptance. Callahan's thoughtful perspective notably enhances the legal and moral discussions about end-of-life issues.

Originally published in 1993 by Simon and Schuster.

 

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THE TROUBLED DREAM OF LIFE: Living with Mortality

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A provocative analysis of how our attitudes toward our own mortality underlie society's health-care policies, especially regarding care of the dying and termination of medical treatment, as well as ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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THE FIRST ILLUSION MASTERING OUR MEDICAL CHOICES
23
STRIPPING DEATH BARE THE RECOVERY OF NATURE
57
THE LAST ILLUSION REGULATING EUTHANASIA
91
LIVING WITH THE MORTAL SELF
120
NATURE DEATH AND MEANING SHAPING OUR
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PURSUING A PEACEFUL DEATH
187
WATCHING AND WAITING
220
NOTES
232
INDEX
247
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Seite 30 - Let sanguine healthy-mindedness do its best with its strange power of living in the moment and ignoring and forgetting, still the evil background is really there to be thought of, and the skull will grin in at the banquet.

Über den Autor (2000)

The co-founder and former president of the Hastings Center, Daniel Callahan is currently the director of international programs there and author of Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society, and What Kind of Life? The Limits of Medical Progress (Georgetown University Press).

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