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Death and Dying

Death and Dying

Paperback

Series: MIT Press Essential Knowledge

PhilosophyDeath & Dying

Publisher Price: $15.95

ISBN10: 0262542420
ISBN13: 9780262542425
Publisher: Mit Pr
Published: Sep 7 2021
Pages: 248
Weight: 0.52
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.00 Depth: 6.90
Language: English
An examination of the contemporary medicalization of death and dying that calls us to acknowledge instead death's existential and emotional realities.

Death is a natural, inevitable, and deeply human process, and yet Western medicine tends to view it as a medical failure. In their zeal to prevent death, physicians and hospitals often set patients and their families on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory toward medical interventions that may actually increase suffering at the end of life. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series examines the medicalization of death and dying and proposes a different approach--one that acknowledges death's existential and emotional realities.

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