The Resource A good life to the end : taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death, Ken Hillman

A good life to the end : taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death, Ken Hillman

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A good life to the end : taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death
Title
A good life to the end
Title remainder
taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death
Statement of responsibility
Ken Hillman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many of us have experienced an elderly loved one coming to the end of their life in a hospital, over-treated, infantilised and worst of all, facing death with no dignity at all. A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why. Professor Ken Hillman has worked in intensive care since its inception. But he is appalled by the way ICU has become a place where the frail, soon-to-die and dying are given unnecessary operations and life-prolonging treatments without their wishes being taken into account and with their families being herded into making decisions that are not to the benefit of the patients. A Good Life to the End will embolden and equip us to ask about the options that doctors in hospital should offer us but mostly don't. It lets us know that there is another, gentler option for patients and their loved ones which is much more sympathetic to the final wishes of most people facing the end of their lives. An invaluable support for the elderly as well as their families, and a rallying cry for anyone who's had to witness the unnecessary suffering of a loved one, A Good Life to the End will spark debate, challenge the status quo and change lives
Biographical or historical data
Ken Hillman is a practising intensive care specialist who is a Professor of Intensive Care at the University of New South Wales. He trained at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and worked in London for 6 years before returning to Australia as Director of Intensive Care at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. Professor Hillman is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the introduction of the Medical Emergency Team which recognises and responds to seriously ill hospital patients early in their deterioration, which has been adopted in the majority of hospitals in the United Kingdom, United States of America and several European countries. He is working closely with the Clinical Excellence Commission on rolling out the Medical Emergency Team to every hospital in New South Wales. He is also passionate advocate of improving the management of the dying patient in acute hospitals
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 179.7
  • 155.937
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.H55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A good life to the end : taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death, Ken Hillman
Publication
Copyright
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  • wbl
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059925326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781760294816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3711024x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982431130
  • rb3711024x

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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