By Michael Stolberg
This booklet at the background of palliative care, 1500-1970 strains the old roots of contemporary palliative care in Europe to the increase of the hospice flow within the Nineteen Sixties. the writer discusses mostly forgotten premodern ideas like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how sufferers and physicians skilled and handled terminal affliction. He strains the origins of hospitals for incurable and loss of life sufferers and follows the lengthy historical past of moral debates on concerns like truth-telling and the intentional shortening of the loss of life sufferers’ lives and the controversies they sparked among physicians and sufferers. a watch opener for someone drawn to the heritage of moral determination making relating to terminal care of severely unwell patients.
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A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970: Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges (Philosophy and Medicine) by Michael Stolberg