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The Resource Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life, Haider Warraich

Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life, Haider Warraich

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Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life
Title
Modern death
Title remainder
how medicine changed the end of life
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Haider Warraich
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Language
eng
Summary
"There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande's recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying--the whys, wheres, whens, and hows--are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences"--
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Warraich, Haider
Dewey number
179.7
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non fiction
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  • Terminal care
  • Right to die
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Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life, Haider Warraich
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Contents
How Cells Die -- How Life (and Death) Were Prolonged -- Where Death Lives Now -- How We Learned Not to Resuscitate -- How Death Was Redefined -- When the Heart Stops -- When Death Transcends -- When Guardians Are Burdened -- How Death Is Negotiated -- Why Families Fall -- When Death Is Desired -- When the Plug is Pulled -- #WhenDeathIsShared
Control code
sky284306802
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250104588
Lccn
2016038746
Label
Modern death : how medicine changed the end of life, Haider Warraich
Publication
Contents
How Cells Die -- How Life (and Death) Were Prolonged -- Where Death Lives Now -- How We Learned Not to Resuscitate -- How Death Was Redefined -- When the Heart Stops -- When Death Transcends -- When Guardians Are Burdened -- How Death Is Negotiated -- Why Families Fall -- When Death Is Desired -- When the Plug is Pulled -- #WhenDeathIsShared
Control code
sky284306802
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250104588
Lccn
2016038746

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