The Woman Who Decided to Die: Challenges and Choices at Edges of Medicine

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Advances in medical technology force us to struggle with new and often gut-wrenching decisions. How do we know when someone is dead and not just in a coma? Should a convicted felon qualify for a new heart? In The Woman Who Decided to Die , novelist and medical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of medicine, where treatments fail and where people must cope with helplessness, mortality, and doubt. Using personal narratives that place us right next to doctors, patients, and care givers as they make ...

The Woman Who Decided to Die: Challenges and Choices at Edges of Medicine 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195331011

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