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Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful acceptance. Callahan's thoughtful perspective notably enhances the legal and moral discussions about end-of-life issues.

Originally published in 1993 by Simon and Schuster.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Introduction: Can Death be Shaped to Our Own Ends?
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. Chapter 1. The First Illusion: Mastering Our Medical Choices
  2. pp. 23-56
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  1. Chapter 2. Stripping Death Bare: The Recovery of Nature
  2. pp. 57-90
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  1. Chapter 3. The Last Illusion: Regulating Euthanasia
  2. pp. 91-119
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  1. Chapter 4. Living with the Mortal Self
  2. pp. 120-155
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  1. Chapter 5. Nature, Death, and Meaning: Shaping Our End
  2. pp. 156-186
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  1. Chapter 6. Pursuing a Peaceful Death
  2. pp. 187-219
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  1. Chapter 7. Watching and Waiting
  2. pp. 220-231
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 232-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-255
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781589014718
MARC Record
OCLC
868834716
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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