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The Sanctity of Social Life: Physicians Treatment of Critically Ill Patients Diana Crane

The Sanctity of Social Life: Physicians Treatment of Critically Ill Patients

Diana Crane

Published September 10th 1975
ISBN : 9780871542090
Hardcover
304 pages
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Reexamines the nature of death and dying as seen from the physicians point of view.Unlike other treatments of the subject, this study is concerned not with what physicians should do for the critically ill, but with their actual behavior. Based onMoreReexamines the nature of death and dying as seen from the physicians point of view.Unlike other treatments of the subject, this study is concerned not with what physicians should do for the critically ill, but with their actual behavior. Based on extensive interviews with physicians in several medical specialties, more than 3000 questionnaires completed by physicians in four specialties, and studies of the records of actual hospital patients, the book shows that while withdrawal of treatment in certain types of cases is widespread, euthanasia is rare.