A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Nov 30, 2001 - Medical - 256 pages

Approximately two-thirds of deaths in the United States involve a doctor's partnership with an individual, whether it be for the administration of pain relief or sedation or for the act of discontinuing or not beginning life-sustaining treatment. In A Midwife through the Dying Process, Timothy Quill, M.D., explores that partnership and the complex end-of-life issues that surround physician-assisted death. Here are the stories of nine individuals and their very different endings, common only in each person's struggle to confront issues of law and ethics and to realize a "good"death.

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Timothy E. Quill, M.D., is associate chief of medicine at The Genesee Hospital in Rochester and professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Rochester.

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