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The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date January 13, 2015
Pages 220
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781620408544
ISBN-10 1620408546
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Other format details medical
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.

Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care.

It might be the most important conversation you ever have.

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1 edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (January 13, 2015)
9781620408544 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.00
About: There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price.
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Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (January 5, 2016)
9781620408551 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In this "enlightening" (Jane Brody, New York Times) book, Harvard Medical School physician Angelo E.
With Cheryl Midenball | from London Bridge (February 1, 1996); titled "A Sense of Entitlement"
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This edition also contains A Sense of Entitlement

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