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, Oct 17, 1996 - Medical - 239 pages
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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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Introduction
1
Modern Medicine Distant Drums
30
Do You Still Love Me?
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Copyright

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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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