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The Philosophy of Palliative Care

Critique and Reconstruction

Fiona Randall and R. S. Downie

  • Encourages the reader to understand fully the basis of the criticism, allowing them to consider whether changes to the philosophy are warranted, or to stimulate counter-arguments in defence of the philosophy
  • Suggests simpler ways of dealing with end of life care, returning to the original vision of Dame Cicely Saunders
  • Discusses controversial issues such as resuscitation and advance statements, and symptom-control and life-prolonging treatments
  • Every chapter makes positive suggestions for a reconstructed palliative care philosophy

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