History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970, A: Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Stolberg, Michael

ISBN: 978-3-31-954177-8

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 97

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The first book to analyze the long history of palliative care, uncovering debates and practices surrounding terminal care, reaching back for centuries

This book on the history of palliative care, 1500-1970 traces the historical roots of modern palliative care in Europe to the rise of the hospice movement in the 1960s. The author discusses largely forgotten premodern concepts like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how patients and physicians experienced and dealt with terminal illness. He traces the origins of hospitals for incurable and dying patients and follows the long history of ethical debates on issues like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the dying patients’ lives and the controversies they sparked between physicians and patients. An eye opener for anyone interested in the history of ethical decision making regarding terminal care of critically ill patients.


Platform: Ovid
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Stolberg, Michael
ISBN: 978-3-31-954177-8
Medical Informatics & Library Science
Medical Law
Ethics & Other Humanities
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 219
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 97