This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within days. Hospital intensive care units have changed when and how we die—and not always for the better. The ICU is a new world, one in which once-fatal diseases can be cured and medical treatments greatly enhance our chances of full Igor Gehenot Trio - Road Story. But, paradoxically, these places of physical healing can exact a terrible toll, and by focusing on technology rather than humanity, they too often rob the dying of their dignity.
By some accounts, the expensive medical treatments provided in ICUs also threaten to bankrupt the nation. In an attempt to give patients a voice in the ICU when they might not otherwise have one, the living will was introduced inin response to several notorious cases. These documents were meant to keep physicians from ignoring patients' and families' wishes in stressful situations.
Unfortunately, despite their aspirations, living wills contain static statements about hypothetical preferences that rarely apply in practice. And they created a process that isn't faithful to who we are as human beings.
Further confusing difficult and painful situations, living wills leave patients with the impression that actual communication with their physicians has taken place, when in fact their deepest desires and values remain unaddressed. In Karésé Yo - Les Maitres Du Bele De Sainte-Marie - Tambours De Martinique provocative and empathetic book, medical researcher and ICU physician Samuel Morris Brown uses stories from his clinical practice to outline a new way of thinking about life-threatening illness.
Brown's approach acknowledges the conflicting emotions we have when talking about the possibility of death and proposes strategies by which patients, their families, and medical practitioners can better address human needs before, during, and after serious illness.
Arguing that any solution to the problems of the inhumanity of intensive care must take advantage of new research on the ways human beings process information and make choices, Brown imagines a truly humane ICU. His manifesto for reform advocates wholeness and healing for people facing life-threatening illness. What Should We Do Through The Valley Of The Shadows - Riley Shepard And The Country Choir - Through The Valley Of The the Meanwhile?
Samuel M. A practicing intensive care physician, researcher and award-winning historian of ideas, Dr. Brown writes at the intersections of medicine, ethics, and culture. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Academic Skip to main content. Search Start Search. Choose your country or region Close. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Through the Valley of Shadows Living Wills, Intensive Care, and Making Medicine Human Samuel Brown Propose a new model of Personalized Care during Serious Illness to replace living wills Offers a new approach—individualized guidance—to the practice of autonomy within medicine Integrates new findings of cognitive psychology relevant to the experience of and decision making within life-threatening illness Advocates for humanizing reform of intensive care units through author's clinical and personal experience.
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