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The Resource --And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life, Sharon R. Kaufman

--And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life, Sharon R. Kaufman

Label
--And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life
Title
--And a time to die
Title remainder
how American hospitals shape the end of life
Statement of responsibility
Sharon R. Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Sharon R
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.K385 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Hospital care
  • Death
Label
--And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life, Sharon R. Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-386) and index
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. The predicament : death becomes a new kind of problem -- Death and hospital culture -- Death in life : the "person" and the experience of dying -- pt. II. The hospital system : time and the power of the pathway -- Transforming time : from deathwatch to billable treatments -- Moving things along : The heroic intervention pathway ; The paradox of resuscitation: approach/avoidance on the heroic pathway ; The revolving door pathway -- Waiting : Obstructing the order of things ; "Let's wait and see": the indeterminate condition of old age ; Agreement and anticipation: watchful waiting -- pt. III. The politics and rhetoric of the patient's condition : "suffering," "dignity," and the "quality of life" -- Death by design -- Life support -- Hidden places : the zone of indistinction as a way of life : The specialized unit: routines without pathways, life with no end ; The shadow side of "death with dignity" -- Culture in the making
Control code
55847189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 400 p.
Isbn
9780743264761
Lccn
2004052530
Label
--And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life, Sharon R. Kaufman
Publication
Note
"A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-386) and index
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. The predicament : death becomes a new kind of problem -- Death and hospital culture -- Death in life : the "person" and the experience of dying -- pt. II. The hospital system : time and the power of the pathway -- Transforming time : from deathwatch to billable treatments -- Moving things along : The heroic intervention pathway ; The paradox of resuscitation: approach/avoidance on the heroic pathway ; The revolving door pathway -- Waiting : Obstructing the order of things ; "Let's wait and see": the indeterminate condition of old age ; Agreement and anticipation: watchful waiting -- pt. III. The politics and rhetoric of the patient's condition : "suffering," "dignity," and the "quality of life" -- Death by design -- Life support -- Hidden places : the zone of indistinction as a way of life : The specialized unit: routines without pathways, life with no end ; The shadow side of "death with dignity" -- Culture in the making
Control code
55847189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 400 p.
Isbn
9780743264761
Lccn
2004052530

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