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The Inevitable Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America

Emily K. Abel
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9781421409191, 1421409194, 9781421422763, 142142276X, 9781421409207, 1421409208
Summary
A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so difficult to achieve. -- Book Jacket.
Contents
  • The good death at home
  • The medical profession (sometimes) steps in
  • Cultivating detachment, sidetracking care
  • Institutionalizing the incurable
  • "All our dread and apprehension"
  • "Nothing more to do"
  • A place to die
  • The sacred and the spiritual.
Description
viii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-217) and index.
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