Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-166) and index.
Ethics and value -- Dying, death and beyond -- Global features of death and dying -- Facing death -- Prepared to die -- The environment of dying and death -- Ideas about good dying within palliative care.
Using philosophical/analytical methods and theories, this book critically discusses ideas about what makes for a good or better death within a palliative care context. As well as discussing ideas on good dying, the author discusses how these ideas might affect the practice of palliative care. The book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and professionals with an interest in palliative care and end-of-life issues.
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