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Life And Death In Intensive Care

Life And Death In Intensive Care (Hardback)

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Life and Death in Intensive Care offers a unique portrait of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the place in medical centers and hospitals where patients with the gravest medical conditions-from comas to terminal illness-are treated. Author Joan Cassell employs the concept of \u0022moral economies\u0022 to explain the dilemmas that patients, families, and medical staff confront in treatment. Drawing upon her fieldwork conducted in both the United States and New Zealand, Cassell compares the moral outlooks and underlying principles of SICU nurses, residents, intensivists, and surgeons. Using real life examples, Life and Death in Intensive Care clearly presents the logic and values behind the SICU as well as the personalities, procedures, and pressures that characterize every case. Ultimately, Cassell demonstrates the differing systems of values, and the way cultural definitions of medical treatment inform how we treat the critically ill.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineAccident & emergency medicineIntensive care medicineMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePalliative medicinePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspects Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 16/03/2005 ISBN-13: 9781592133352  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joan Cassell is a Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. She is the author of Expected Miracles: Surgeons at Work (Temple), Children in the Field: Anthropological Experiences (Temple), and, most recently, The Woman in the Surgeon's Body.

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