Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America

Book - 2006
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Colby, an attorney, who represented the Cruzon family in the landmark case of 1989, asks how you want to die. Starting with details about the Schiavo case, he surprisingly objectively uses case law and his personal experience to clarify some of the questions you may have before you make your most final of decisions, including what constitutes a persistent vegetative state, how doctors define consciousness, and what medical advances have done to end-of-life decisions by patients and their families. In doing so he closely examines how people die in America and how the law and policy reflect or ignore that reality in such specific issues as feeding tubes, hospice care, "living wills," extraordinary measures and assisted suicide. He also addresses some of the concerns of people who are disabled. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, c2006
ISBN: 9780814408827
Characteristics: xv, 272 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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