A Good Death: On The Value Of Death And Dying: On the value of death and dying

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2004 - Medical - 172 pages
The notion of a good death plays an important role in modern palliative care and remains a topic for lively debate. Using philosophical methods and theories, this book provides a critical analysis of Western notions surrounding the dying process in the palliative care context.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Ethics and value
4
Chapter 2 Dying death and beyond
14
Chapter 3 Global features of death and dying
26
Chapter 4 Facing death
60
Chapter 5 Prepared to die
110
Chapter 6 The environment of dying and death
133
Chapter 7 Ideas about good dying within palliative care
157
Bibliography
161
Index
167
Back cover
173
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Lars Sandman is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Philosophy in the School of Health Sciences, University College of Boras, Sweden and Scientific Officer at the Regional Research Ethics Board, Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests are currently focused around the ethics and philosophy of palliative care, palliative care in the home and the implementation of palliative care programmes.

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