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The Resource The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care, Angelo E. Volandes, M.D

The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care, Angelo E. Volandes, M.D

Label
The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care
Title
The conversation
Title remainder
a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care
Statement of responsibility
Angelo E. Volandes, M.D
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question How do you want to live? must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain options--including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit--then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives. A doctor's heroic efforts to prolong a life can instead prolong that patient's death, and these traumatic measures also bankrupt the healthcare system. One third of the Medicare budget is spent on the last six months of life, often on technological interventions that are not helpful and inflict more suffering. Through the stories of six patients and six very different end-of-life experiences, Volandes explores the trajectory of events and treatments that occur with and without this essential conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship--including videos to spark discussions--and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care"--
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DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Volandes, Angelo E.
Dewey number
616.02/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.V648 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 B-783
  • W 85.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advance directives (Medical care)
  • Patient advocacy
  • Palliative treatment
  • Terminal care
  • Right to die
  • Physician and patient
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Physician and patient
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Advance directives (Medical care)
  • Palliative treatment
  • Patient advocacy
  • Physician and patient
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
Label
The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care, Angelo E. Volandes, M.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death in America -- My medical odyssey -- "Do everything" -- "We never kept secrets from each other" -- "Where do we go from here?" -- "If a picture is worth a thousand words ..." -- Coming home -- "No one ever asked me what I wanted" -- Appendices. I, Starting the conversation (for patients) ; II, Taking control and completing your advance directives ; III, Starting the conversation (for families)
Control code
ocn884440157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620408551
Lccn
2014028386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408544
  • (OCoLC)884440157
Label
The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care, Angelo E. Volandes, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death in America -- My medical odyssey -- "Do everything" -- "We never kept secrets from each other" -- "Where do we go from here?" -- "If a picture is worth a thousand words ..." -- Coming home -- "No one ever asked me what I wanted" -- Appendices. I, Starting the conversation (for patients) ; II, Taking control and completing your advance directives ; III, Starting the conversation (for families)
Control code
ocn884440157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620408551
Lccn
2014028386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408544
  • (OCoLC)884440157

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