Death and Dying

Nicole, Piemonte; MIT Press; 2021
Death and Dying

Death and Dying

Nicole, Piemonte; MIT Press; 2021
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An examination of the contemporary medicalization of death and dying that calls us to acknowledge instead death's existential and emotional realities.

Death is a natural, inevitable, and deeply human process, and yet Western medicine tends to view it as a medical failure. In their zeal to prevent death, physicians and hospitals often set patients and their families on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory toward medical interventions that may actually increase suffering at the end of life. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series examines the medicalization of death and dying and proposes a different approach--one that acknowledges death's existential and emotional realities.
The authors--one an academic who teaches and studies end-of-life care, and the other a physician trained in hospice and palliative care--offer an account of Western-style death and dying that is informed by both research and personal experience. They examine the medical profession's attitude toward death as a biological dysfunction that needs fixing; describe the hospice movement, as well as movements for palliative care and aid in dying, and why they failed to influence mainstream medicine; consider our reluctance to have end-of-life conversations; and investigate the commodification of medicine and the business of dying. To help patients die in accordance with their values, they say, those who care for the dying should focus less on delaying death by any means possible and more on being present with the dying on their journey.
EAN
9780262542425
ISBN
0262542420
Typ produktu
Paperback / softback
Vydavateľ
MIT Press
Dátum vydania
06.09.2021
Stránky
248
Jazyk
English
Rozmery
177 x 127 x 179
Čitatelia
General
Autori
Abreu, Shawn; Nicole, Piemonte
Séria
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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