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When Treatment Fails: How Medicine Cares for Dying Children

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Medical care of the terminally ill is one of the most emotionally fraught and controversial issues before the public today. As medicine advances and technologies develop, end-of-life care becomes more individualized and uncertain, guided less by science and more by values and beliefs. The crux of the controversy is when to withhold or withdraw curative treatments--when is enough, enough? Political debates rage about when treatment is no longer effective; difficult cases are contested in courts; and the media devour the most ...

When Treatment Fails: How Medicine Cares for Dying Children 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195156126

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