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The Resource A life worth living : a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era, Robert Martensen

A life worth living : a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era, Robert Martensen

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A life worth living : a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era
Title
A life worth living
Title remainder
a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era
Statement of responsibility
Robert Martensen
Title variation
life worth living
Title variation remainder
a doctors reflections on illness in a high-tech era
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Martensen, a physician, historian, and ethicist, draws on decades of experience with patients and friends to explore the life cycle of serious illness, from diagnosis to end of life. He connects personal stories with reflections upon mortality, human agency, and the value of "cutting-edge" technology in caring for the critically ill. Timely questions emerge: To what extent should efforts to extend human life be made? What is the value of nontraditional medical treatment? How has the American health-care system affected treatment of the critically ill? And finally, what are our doctors' responsibilities to us as patients, and where do those responsibilities end? Using poignant case studies, Martensen demonstrates how we and our loved ones can maintain dignity and resilience in the face of life's most daunting circumstances.--From publisher description
Summary
Draws on the author's extensive background as a doctor, historian, and ethicist to counsel readers about critical illness, in an anecdotal guide that shares the insights of patients and loved ones on a range of topics, from medical advances and the caregiver's role to the moral ambiguity of extending human life and the value of alternative treatments
Writing style
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285712
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616
Index
index present
LC call number
RC108
LC item number
.M373 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WX 218
NLM item number
M377L 2008
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True
Target audience
adult
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a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era
Label
A life worth living : a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era, Robert Martensen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Trials of the body -- Less traveled paths -- Illusions of control -- Elective choices -- Reflections on the plight of sick children -- If this is a person -- Life in the narrows -- As day goes nigh
Control code
5011232
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780374266660
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026050
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191924952
  • (OCoLC)191924952
Label
A life worth living : a doctor's reflections on illness in a high-tech era, Robert Martensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Trials of the body -- Less traveled paths -- Illusions of control -- Elective choices -- Reflections on the plight of sick children -- If this is a person -- Life in the narrows -- As day goes nigh
Control code
5011232
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780374266660
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026050
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191924952
  • (OCoLC)191924952

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