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The conversation: a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care

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Volandes, Angelo E. New York NY: Bloomsbury , 2015. First U.S. ed. (Book)
Call No.
W 85.5 V899 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Volandes, Angelo E
Edition
First U.S. ed.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
220 p. ills.
Format
Book
Subject
Advance Directives
Advance Care Planning
Palliative Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Terminal Care
Interesting Reads
Abstract
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781620408544
Call No.
W 85.5 V899 2015
Location
VJH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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The digital doctor: hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age

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Wachter, Robert M. New York NY: McGraw Hill Education , 2015. (Book)
Call No.
W 26.5 W114 2015
Location
VJH Library
Author
Wachter, Robert M
Place
New York NY
Publisher
McGraw Hill Education
Pub Date
2015
Physical Description
xv, 330 p : ills.
Format
Book
Subject
Medical Informatics
Clinical Medicine
Physician-Patient Relations
Clinical Competence
Interesting Reads
Notes
Includes bibliographical referencex and index.
ISBN
9780071849463
Call No.
W 26.5 W114 2015
Location
VJH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

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Skloot, Rebecca. New York NY: Crown , 2010. 1st ed. (Book)
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
Author
Skloot, Rebecca
Edition
1st ed.
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Crown
Pub Date
2010
Physical Description
x, 369 p. : ill. ; pbk.
Format
Book
Subject
Bioethics
Confidentiality
HeLa Cells
Human Experimentation
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Interesting Reads
Abstract
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
97814000521189
Call No.
WB 60 S5564 2010
Location
KGH Library
VJH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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Better : a surgeon's notes on performance

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Gawande, Atul. New York NY: Picador , 2007. (Book)
Call No.
W0 21 G284b 2007
Location
RIH Library
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Picador
Pub Date
2007
Physical Description
xii, 273 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Professional Competence
Clinical Medicine
Ethics, Medical
Quality of Health Care
Case Reports
Interesting Reads
ISBN
9780312427658
Call No.
W0 21 G284b 2007
Location
RIH Library
Loan Policy
21 days
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