A good death : on the value of death and dying / Lars Sandman.

Author
Sandman, Lars [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Maidenhead, Berks ; New York : Open University Press, 2005.
Description
ix, 172 p. ; 23 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Series
Facing death [More in this series]
Summary note
Sandman highlights how our changing ideas about the value of life shape the concept of a good death. He explores the varying perspectives on the good death that come from friends, family, physicians, spiritual carers and others close to the dying person. Setting out a number of arguments for and against existing thinking about a good death, this book links to the practice of palliative care in several key areas. He concludes that it is difficult to find convincing reasons for any one way to die a good death and argues for a pluralist approach.
Notes
Rev. version of doctoral dissertation.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-166) and index.
Contents
  • Ethics and value
  • Dying, death and beyond
  • Global features of death and dying
  • Facing death
  • Prepared to die
  • The environment of dying and death
  • Ideas about good dying within palliative care.
ISBN
  • 0335214118 (pbk.)
  • 9780335214112 (pbk.)
  • 0335214126
  • 9780335214129
OCLC
56630622
RCP
H - O
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