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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 20, 2000

SKU# 9780826113658

Focus on the End of Life: Scientific and Social Issues


  • M. Powell Lawton PhD

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The study of "the end of life" has become a major focus on medicine, the social sciences, ethics, and religion. This volume brings together the latest research on issues around death and dying, life's attributes as it nears death, planning and preparation for death, and care and intervetion-related issues. This evidence-based finding of this volume will help shape how we approach the topic for years to come.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 25, 2000
  • Page Count 326
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113658
  • EISBN 9780826116611

Table of Contents 

  1. An Overview of the End of Life, Lawton
  2. Ethics and Spirituality: Strangers at the End of Life? Michael Bevins, Thomas Cole
  3. Medical Decision Making Toward the End of Life: Ethical, Economic, and Health Policy Implications, Robert M. Kaplan, Diane L. Schneider
  4. Quality of Life Trajectories of Elders in the End of Life, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Stanislav V. Kasl, Terri R. Fried, Ellen Idler
  5. Measuring Quality of Medical Care for Dying Persons and Their Families, Joan M. Teno, Kristen McNiff, and Joanne Lynn
  6. Comfort in Older Adults at the End of Life, Ann C. Hurley, Ladislav Volicer, Ellen K. Mahoney
  7. Friendship at the End of Life, Brian DeVries, John A. Blando
  8. Healthy Elders’ Early Decisions for End-of-Life Living and Dying, Victor Cicirelli
  9. Hospice and Its Role in Improving End of Life Care, Susan C. Miller, Kristen Coppola, Barbara Gage, Vincent Mor
  10. End of Life in Nursing Homes, Miriam Moss
  11. Clinical Aspects of End-of-Life Care, Cynthia Pan, Diane Meier
  12. The Ethnography of Preparing for the End of Life, Robert Rubinstein