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The Resource The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line, Seamus O'Mahoney

The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line, Seamus O'Mahoney

Label
The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line
Title
The way we die now
Title remainder
the view from medicine's front line
Statement of responsibility
Seamus O'Mahoney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of the dying spend their last days in general hospitals and nursing homes, in the care of strangers. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are often robbed of their dignity after a long series of excessive and hopeless medical interventions. This is the starting point of Seamus O'Mahony's book on the Western way of death. Dying has never been more exposed, with public figures writing detailed memoirs of their illnesses, but in private we have done our best to banish all thought of death. Dying has become medicalized and sanitized, but doctors cannot prescribe a 'good death.' [This book] asks us to consider how we have gotten to this age of spiritual poverty and argues that giving up our fantasies of control over death can help restore its significance."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Mahony, Seamus
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Terminally ill
Label
The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line, Seamus O'Mahoney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Orignally published: London : Head of Zeus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do I know? -- Hidden death -- A hesitation to be brave -- How the poor die -- Deathology -- Celebrity cancer ward -- A passion for control -- To philosophize is to learn how to die -- Live for ever -- Creatureliness -- Epilogue: Some modest proposals
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250112798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957022217
  • (OCoLC)ocn957022217
  • 899012
Label
The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line, Seamus O'Mahoney
Publication
Note
Orignally published: London : Head of Zeus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do I know? -- Hidden death -- A hesitation to be brave -- How the poor die -- Deathology -- Celebrity cancer ward -- A passion for control -- To philosophize is to learn how to die -- Live for ever -- Creatureliness -- Epilogue: Some modest proposals
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250112798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957022217
  • (OCoLC)ocn957022217
  • 899012

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