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  • No Good Deedby M.D. Lewis Mitchell Cohen

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating and powerful, No Good Deed explores what happens when decisions about end of life issues and the purpose of modern medicine move from the hospital... more...

  • Leben im Komaby Ralf J. Jox; Katja Kühlmeyer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 25.93

    Das Wachkoma ist eines der größten Rätsel der modernen Medizin. Entscheidungen, die Patienten im Wachkoma betreffen, erfordern eine umfassende Betrachtung, die die Perspektiven aller Akteure berücksichtigt. Was wissen Mediziner über das Wachkoma und wie ist der Stand der Hirnforschung? Wie erleben Angehörige, Pflegende und Therapeuten diesen Zustand?... more...

  • Life or Deathby Daniel J. Baum

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference ? or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied? This is the question that legal expert Daniel Baum explores in Life or Death . more...

  • Soziale Arbeit in Palliative Careby Sabine Pankofer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer; Maria Wasner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 26.61

    Neben Medizin und Pflege spielt die Soziale Arbeit bei der Begleitung von Patienten und ihren Familien die wichtigste Rolle im multiprofessionellen Palliative-Care-Team. Dieses Handbuch bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der Bedeutung, Aufgabe und Wirkung Sozialer Arbeit im Bereich Palliative Care. Es gibt den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisstand... more...

  • Patientenverfügungby Hans-Joachim Heßler; Ralf J. Jox; Christoph Meier; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 22.51

    Nach langer Diskussion hat der Bundestag 2009 ein Gesetz zur Patientenverfügung verabschiedet. Die Erwartungen an das Gesetz waren hoch: Es sollte Rechtssicherheit für Ersteller und Anwender einer Patientenverfügung schaffen und Hinweise zu deren konkreter Ausgestaltung geben, unter Vermeidung einer zu starken Verrechtlichung des Lebensendes. Inwieweit... more...

  • Living Out Loudby Anna Quindlen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    "A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small." CHICAGO TRIBUNE The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A transformative, fascinating new theory?based on robust and groundbreaking clinical research?that reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motivations of human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James wrote that the knowledge that we must... more...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • "Können Sie denn gar nichts mehr für mein Kind tun?"by Monika Führer; Ayda Duroux; Gian Domenico Borasio

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2006; US$ 26.99

    Mit Beiträgen von U. Baier-Schröder, G.D. Borasio, C. Burkhard, A. Duroux, W. Eisenmenger, A. Enders, A. Faschinger, G. Fröhlich, M. Führer, M. Griese, R.J. Jox, S. Müller, T. Nicolai, D. Niethammer, K. Reiter, A. Renz, T. Roser, I. Schmid, A. Schulze, M. Silc, C. Sommerauer, I. Wermuth, S. Zang, S. Zehentmeier Diese im deutschen Sprachraum bisher... more...

  • The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Deadby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers?from Lucretius... more...