By Michael Stolberg
This publication at the background of palliative care, 1500-1970 strains the historic roots of recent palliative care in Europe to the increase of the hospice stream within the Nineteen Sixties. the writer discusses principally forgotten premodern techniques like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how sufferers and physicians skilled and handled terminal sickness. He lines the origins of hospitals for incurable and demise sufferers and follows the lengthy heritage of moral debates on concerns like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the death sufferers’ lives and the controversies they sparked among physicians and sufferers. an eye fixed opener for an individual attracted to the historical past of moral determination making relating to terminal care of seriously ailing patients.
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A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970: Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges (Philosophy and Medicine) by Michael Stolberg