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Title:
The troubled dream of life : in search of a peaceful death
Author:
Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
255 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780878408153
Format :
Book

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Central Library R726.8 .C34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Daniel Callahan is one of the nation's most distinguished and widely quoted experts on medical ethics. The director of international programs at the Hastings Center, he was its director and cofounder


Table of Contents

Introduction
Can Death Be Shaped to Our Own Ends?
1 The First Illusion: Mastering Our Medical Choices
2 Stripping Death Bare: The Recovery of Nature
3 The Last Illusion: Regulating Euthanasia
4 Living with the Mortal Self
5 Nature, Death, and Meaning: Shaping Our End
6 Pursuing a Peaceful Death
7 Watching and Waiting
Notes
Index

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