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The Resource A Good Life to the End

A Good Life to the End

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A Good Life to the End
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A Good Life to the End
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A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why.Many of us have experienced an elderly loved one coming to the end of their life in a hospital - over-treated, infantilised and, worst of all, facing a death without dignity. Families are being herded into making decisions that are not to the benefit of the patient.Professor Ken Hillman has worked in intensive care since its inception. But he is appalled by the way the ICU has become a place where the frail, soon-to-die and dying are given unnecessary operations and life-prolonging treatments without their wishes being taken into account.A Good Life to the End will embolden and equip us to ask about the options that doctors in hospital should offer us but mostly don't. It lets us know that there are other, gentler options for patients and their loved ones that can be much more sympathetic to the final wishes of most people facing the end of their lives.An invaluable support for the elderly as well as their families, and a rallying cry for anyone who's had to witness the unnecessary suffering of a loved one, A Good Life to the End will spark debate, challenge the status quo and change lives
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A Good Life to the End
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OVERDRIVE:9713cd1f-3d77-477a-9ac1-90f2254a49b0
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781925576719
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Good Life to the End
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9713cd1f-3d77-477a-9ac1-90f2254a49b0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925576719
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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