A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970: Concepts, by Michael Stolberg

By Michael Stolberg

This e-book at the historical past of palliative care, 1500-1970 lines the ancient roots of recent palliative care in Europe to the increase of the hospice flow within the Sixties. the writer discusses mostly forgotten premodern suggestions like cura palliativa and euthanasia medica and describes, how sufferers and physicians skilled and handled terminal disease. He strains the origins of hospitals for incurable and death 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. an eye fixed opener for someone attracted to the heritage of moral choice making concerning terminal care of severely ailing patients.

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