Perspectives on Death and Dying

5th Edition

An     Online   Textbook

edited by

Dr. Philip A. Pecorino

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
How to Read this Text
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Chapter 1 Introduction               pdf version     for printing
Chapter 2 Literature and Death: A Case Study
  The Death of Ivan Illych - - Leo Tolstoy       
Chapter 3 Learning from the Dying
 

Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life (1997)-Institute of Medicine

  On Death and Dying: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,Stanford Wessler and Louis  Avioli    pdf version
  Care of the Dying Patient -- Merck Manual of Geriatrics
  Personality, Lifestyle, and Death--Richard S. Perrotto      pdf version
Chapter 4 Caring for the Dying
  The Hospice Concept in Health Care--Kathleen Ann Allen-       pdf version
  Psychotherapy with the Dying Person--Joseph Culkin             pdf version
  Psychotherapy and the Patient with a Limited Life Span--Lawrence LeShan & Eda LeShan  pdf version
Chapter 5 Anticipatory Grief and the Family
  Anticipatory Grief, Death, and Bereavement: A Continuum--Austin H. Kutscher  pdf version
Chapter 6 Grief
  Living with an Empty Chair - - Roberta Temes  pdf version
  Three Stages of Grief -- Nancy Weitzman
Chapter 7 Anthropology and Death: Different Cultures
  Death Ritual: Anthropological Perspectives--Milton Cohen-pdf version
Chapter 8 The Definition of Death
  Defining Death in Theory and Practice --James L. Bernat, Charles M. Culver,  Bernard Gert pdf version
  Definition of Death - - Nancy Weitzman
  Legal Definitions of Death   pdf version
Chapter 9 Transplantation and Other Uses for Dead Bodies
  Transplants, Autopsies, and Neo-Morts--Phillip A. Pecorino-  pdf version
  Uniform Anatomical Gift Act   pdf version
Chapter 10 End of Life Decisions
  Prolonging Life: Some Legal Considerations--George P. Fletcher    pdf version
  An Irrelevant Consideration: Killing versus Letting Die--Michael Tooley  pdf version
  Active and Passive Euthanasia--James Rachels   pdf version
  A Living Will    pdf version
  Sample Living Will  pdf version
  Right to Die Laws   pdf version
Chapter 11 Infanticide
  Denying the Rights of the Retarded: The Phillip Becker Case--George J. Annas  pdf version
  A Wonderful Case and an Irrational Tragedy: The Phillip Becker Case Continues--George J. Annas  pdf version
  On Letting Some Babies Die --David H. Smith  pdf version
Chapter 12 Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies
Understanding Triage: Three Sorts and Cases--Frank Braio   pdf version