Embracing Our Mortality: Hard Choices in an Age of Medical Miracles

Oxford University Press (2008)

Putting in writing what you want -- What may happen if you don't make it "clear and convincing" -- Facts and statistics -- Empathy and the imagination -- Ancient myth and modern medicine: what can we learn from the past? -- Hoping for a miracle -- What could be wrong with hope? -- Medical futility -- Beyond futility to an ethic of care -- Future decisions we may all have to make
Keywords Terminal care Decision making  Advance directives (Medical care  Patient refusal of treatment  Right to die  Terminal Care ethics  Advance Directives  Bioethical Issues  Medical Futility  Right to Die ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $3.44 used (89% off)   $28.95 direct from Amazon   $56.12 new    Amazon page
Call number R726.8.S3384 2008
ISBN(s) 9780195339451   0195339452  
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 40,000
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Rationing Just Medical Care.Lawrence J. Schneiderman - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (7):7 - 14.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
37 ( #211,172 of 2,236,152 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #989,564 of 2,236,152 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature