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Is there a need for another book on the physician and the dying patient? Before beginning to read this new book, such a question would be understandable. However, this book has so much to commend it that most physicians will find many areas that will broaden their knowledge and clinical skills.
The authors present detailed, lucid case histories at the beginning of the book, and refer to them throughout in order to illustrate a point. Particularly useful are both
theoretical accounts of the literature on thanatology and specific, practical descriptions of the utility of the theory in actual examples of
Dying Dignified: The Health Professional's Guide to Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-413_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):413.
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