End of Life Decisions: A Practical Guide

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Lightning Source Incorporated, Jan 1, 2003 - Self-Help - 108 pages
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The time in life when a person or their loved one confronts a serious or terminal illness is trying and stressful. Serious decisions must often be made on short notice and with a minimum of preparation. This time is often burdened by the emotional shock of impending death, and the associated grief. Many people are unprepared to face these trying circumstances and often have little understanding of the medical facts and options available to them.End-of-Life Decisions: A Practical Guide is a concise book designed to provide the relevant information that dying patients and loved ones need to deal with medical decisions and the end of life. It presents, in everyday language, the basic facts regarding end-of-life decision making, the relevant issues concerning mechanical ventilation and tube feeding, as well as discussions of hospice and palliative care, and pain control. This book omits academic discussions of philosophy and tangential anecdotes. When people are confronted with the imminent death of a loved one, they do not wish to wade through hundreds of pages of theory; they need concise facts and accurate information. That's exactly what End-of-Life Decisions provides.

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