The Resource At peace : choosing a good death after a long life, Samuel Harrington, MD

At peace : choosing a good death after a long life, Samuel Harrington, MD

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At peace : choosing a good death after a long life
Title
At peace
Title remainder
choosing a good death after a long life
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Harrington, MD
Title variation
Choosing a good death after a long life
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The authoritative, informative, and practical follow up to BEING MORTAL, on end-of-life care for patients over the age of 65. Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions while undergoing painful procedures, instead of having the better and more peaceful death they desired. At Peace outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health care proxies can take to insure loved ones pass their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice, when further aggressive care is inappropriate. Through Dr. Harrington's own experience with his parents and patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues. Informed by more than thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Harrington came to understand that the American health care system wasn't designed to treat the aging population with care and compassion. His work as a hospice trustee and later as a hospital trustee informed his passion for helping patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions"--
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Harrington, Samuel
Dewey number
616.02/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.H365 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Terminally ill
  • Geriatrics
  • Older people
  • Death
  • Palliative treatment
  • Advance directives (Medical care)
Label
At peace : choosing a good death after a long life, Samuel Harrington, MD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 282 pages
Isbn
9781478917410
Lccn
2017034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989965559
  • (OCoLC)ocn989965559
  • 815202
Label
At peace : choosing a good death after a long life, Samuel Harrington, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 282 pages
Isbn
9781478917410
Lccn
2017034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989965559
  • (OCoLC)ocn989965559
  • 815202

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