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    The best care possible : a physician's quest to transform care through the end of life / Ira Byock.
    by Byock, Ira.
    New York : Avery, c2012.
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    9781583334591 :
    1583334599 :
    Bib #: 
    807231
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    320 p. ; 24 cm.
    Contents: 
    Pt. 1. The best care possible. The best care possible -- pt. 2. Life-and-death decisions. Between Scylla and Charybdis, a rock and a hard place, and the Devil and the deep blue sea ; Balancing acts: weighing potential benefits against risks and burdens -- pt. 3. Palliative care: completing the therapeutic continuum. Palliative care: a surprising new specialty (Hint: it's not just for dying) ; Morbidity and mortality -- pt. 4. Real doctoring for the twenty-first century. What are doctors for? ; The busy day that Sharon died -- pt. 5. Transforming medicine and society. Fixing health care ; Imagining a care-full society ; Standing on common high ground.
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    A palliative care doctor on the front lines of hospital care illuminates one of the most important and controversial ethical issues of our time on his quest to transform care through the end of life. To ensure the best possible care for those we love-and eventually ourselves- we must not only remake our healthcare system, we must also move past our cultural aversion to talking about death and acknowledge the fact of mortality once and for all. Byock describes what palliative care really is and takes us inside his cutting-edge academic medical center to show what the best care at the end of life can look like and how doctors and nurses can profoundly shape the way families experience loss.--Excerpted from publisher.
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