Final Exit

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780385336536
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Self-Help

An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide and offers other relevant information on such issues as euthanasia, living wills, hospice care, legal implications, and more. Original.

Final Exit

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: Carol Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0960603034
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Discusses passive and active euthanasia, describes the laws concerning assisted suicide, and examines suicide methods used by the terminally ill

The Good Euthanasia Guide 2004

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: ERGO Bookstore
ISBN: 0963728083
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

Now comes another book from DerekHumphry, "The Good Euthanasia Guide Book 2004:Where, What, and Who in Choices in Dying."It is 192 pages of vital information about assistedsuicide and euthanasia. All the world's organizationsare listed, a summary of international law, a filmography, and a bibliography. Chapters explain the Oregon law, the imprisonment of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and debate the question of whether mentally ill people and the elderly sick should be permitted a 'peaceful pill.' A companion book to the bestselling 'Final Exit'.

Extreme Measures

Author: Jessica Nutik Zitter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101982556
Release Date: 2017-02-21

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Currently, the old and the ill are intubated, catheterised, and even shelved away in care facilities to live out their final days alone, confused, and sometimes in pain. In her work, Zitter has learned to understand that what patients fear more than death itself is the prospect of dying alone. Filled with the kinds of rich patient stories that make the most compelling medical narratives, Extreme Measures thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.

A Better Way of Dying

Author: Jeanne Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101195604
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Self-Help

The fail-safe plan for ensuring one's final wishes are respected Advanced directives and living wills have improved our ability to dictate end-of-life care, but even these cannot guaran­tee that we will be allowed the dignity of a natural death. Designed by two sisters-one a doctor, one a lawyer-and drawing on their decades of experience, the five-step Compassion Protocol outlined in A Better Way of Dying offers a simple and effective framework for leaving caretakers concrete, unambiguous, and legally binding instructions about your wishes for your last days. Meant for people in every walk of life-from the elderly, to those in the early stages of mentally degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, to healthy young people planning for an unpredictable future-this book creates space for a discussion we all must have if we wish to ensure comfort and control at the end of our lives..

Demarginalizing Voices

Author: Jennifer M. Kilty
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774827997
Release Date: 2014-09-20
Genre: Social Science

Numerous books explore the "how to" of qualitative research, but few discuss what it means to actually engage in it. In Demarginalizing Voices, scholars share personal stories about their research with marginalized populations, including Aboriginal peoples, sex workers, the dead and the dying, the imprisoned or recently released, and the homeless and hospitalized. They address issues of activism, emotional attachment, and the challenges of adopting innovative methods within the constraints of ethics review boards. These powerful accounts from the cutting-edge of qualitative research not only create a space in academia that centres marginalized voices, they open up the field to new debates and discussion.

Dying with Dignity A Legal Approach to Assisted Death

Author: Giza Lopes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440830983
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Social Science

Providing a thorough, well-researched investigation of the socio-legal issues surrounding medically assisted death for the past century, this book traces the origins of the controversy and discusses the future of policymaking in this arena domestically and abroad. • Provides comprehensive, well-researched, and accessible information on a timely and controversial topic • Presents a socio-legal explanation rather than a simple description of the emergence and evolution of the legal concepts involved with medically assisted death • Offers invaluable historical perspective for academics in the fields of sociology, criminal justice, law, and related disciplines as well as practitioners who deal with end-of-life decision-making and lay readers

Final Acts

Author: Nan Bauer Maglin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813546285
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Family & Relationships

Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we loveùand what can happen without such planning. Contributors include patients, caretakers, physicians, journalists, lawyers, social workers, educators, hospital administrators, academics, psychologists, and a poet, and among them are ethicists, religious believers, and nonbelievers. Some write moving, personal accounts of "good" or 'bad" deaths; others examine the ethical, social, and political implications of slow dying. Essays consider death from natural causes, suicide, and aid-in-dying (assisted suicide). Writing in a style free of technical jargon, the contributors discuss documents that should be prepared (health proxy, do-not-resuscitate order, living will, power of attorney); decision-making (over medical interventions, life support, hospice and palliative care, aid-in-dying, treatment location, speaking for those who can no longer express their will); and the roles played by religion, custom, family, friends, caretakers, money, the medical establishment, and the government. For those who yearn for some measure of control over death, the essayists in Final Acts, from very different backgrounds and with different personal and professional experiences around death and dying, offer insight and hope.

Let Me Die Before I Wake

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: ERGO Bookstore
ISBN: 0440504775
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Philosophy

Tells the stories of the sick and terminally ill who have practiced rational suicide, and discusses the ethical issues

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

Author: Karen Fenstermacher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291897
Release Date: 2015-05-27
Genre: Medical

Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.


Author: David J. George
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315354484
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Law

A unique book on recognition and investigation of criminal poisoning for investigators of all backgrounds and stages of their careers. Poisons: An Introduction for Forensic Investigators is a concise yet comprehensive overview of toxicants and unanticipated circumstances in which poisoning occurs. This book expands awareness of poisoning possibilities, heightens recognition of the toxic potential of many substances, and provides information to aid in focusing investigations. Poisons discusses life-threatening toxic substances and agents that modify behavior to achieve criminal goals. These include drugs that facilitate sexual assaults and robberies, and those found in medical child abuse and drug-product tampering. More than 230 case studies illustrate both unintentional and intentional poisoning and highlight situations where poisoning may not immediately be apparent. Information is included in pertinent criminal poisoning cases to illustrate the temperament of poisoners, their relationship to victims, their basis for poison selection, and their method of administration. Since Poisons is written by a single author, the discussions, format, educational level, and terminology remain consistent to aid crime scene investigators, homicide detectives, forensic scientists, death investigators, toxicologists, medical examiners, attorneys, and students. The book's more than 650 references are an asset to frame knowledge as well as a resource to return to again and again.

Death Dying Life Living

Author: Charles A. Corr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337563895
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Courageous Battle

Author: Susan Bracken
Publisher: Insomniac Press
ISBN: 9780986487910
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Cancer

Lacey Wilson's whole life is a courageous battle. She overcomes neglect in childhood and abuse in her first marriage to achieve fame and fortune as a popular author, and finds true love and happiness with wealthy entrepreneur, Jake Edmonds. Then cancer strikes. Lacey believes that people should be able to die at home, with assistance if they wish, rather than be forced to suffer the pain and indignity of a prolonged death. Her beloved daughter, Jana, will help her. But her doctor does not approve. To complicate matters, Jana and the doctor are in love. Will Lacey get her wish?

Alice on Her Way

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689870903
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Alice is outraged when her father signs her up for a class on sexuality at their church without her permission. But what Alice learns this year surprises her as she begins to realize that there's a lot more to being an adult than getting a driver's license or having a boyfriend.