In this volume the authors examine some of the medical social and psychological conditions which affect the way we die. Important topics covered include attitudes toward death; suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia; hospice and pain management. This volume will be of interest to all who work with terminally ill patients.
1. Introduction. 2. Death, Dying and Attitudes. 3. Questions, Method and the Problem of Autonomy. 4. The Concept of Orchestrating Death. 5. Sudden Death and the End of Life. 6. Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. 7. Hospice and the End of Life. 8. Challenges for Tomorrow: Where Do We Go from Here? Index.