By Michael Stolberg
This ebook at the heritage of palliative care, 1500-1970 strains the old roots of contemporary palliative care in Europe to the increase of the hospice circulate within the Sixties. the writer discusses mostly forgotten premodern techniques like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how sufferers and physicians skilled and handled terminal ailment. He lines the origins of hospitals for incurable and demise sufferers and follows the lengthy historical past of moral debates on concerns like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the demise sufferers’ lives and the controversies they sparked among physicians and sufferers. a watch opener for an individual drawn to the historical past of moral selection making concerning terminal care of severely sick patients.
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