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Title:
The quality of life : living well, dying well
Author:
Lembke, Janet.
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
ix, 209 pages; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
In the beginning -- A different person -- Death by choice -- Do not resuscitate -- Chasing death down -- The haunted woods: dementia -- Hospice -- The quality of life -- Freedom -- In the end, which is also a beginning.
ISBN:
9781592281282
Format :
Book

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Central Library R726.8 .L455 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

A look into the end of life, and how to care for and attend to loved ones in their final years. Lembke examines topics including: death by choice; advanced medical directives; the bioethics of withdrawal of life support; dementia and how a caregiver may cope with it; hospice; and quality of life.


Author Notes

Janet Lembke is the author of "Shake Them 'Simmons Down", "Skinny Dipping", "Dangerous Birds", "River Time", & "Looking for Eagles", & is a translator of Greek & Latin classics. She divides her time between Staunton, Virginia, & her home in North Carolina on the banks of her beloved Lower Neuse River.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
In the Beginningp. 1
A Different Personp. 4
Death by Choicep. 20
Do Not Resuscitatep. 50
Chasing Death Downp. 69
The Haunted Woods: Dementiap. 100
Hospicep. 122
The Quality of Lifep. 137
Freedomp. 178
In the End, Which Is Also a Beginningp. 183
Resourcesp. 191
Notesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 205

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