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Let Them Go Free: A Guide to Withdrawing Life Support [Paperback]

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Item description for Let Them Go Free: A Guide to Withdrawing Life Support by Thomas A. Shannon & Charles N. Faso...

"Let Them Go Free" offers families a way to cope with a problem particular to our time: what to do when medical treatment sustains life but does not cure or resuscitate a critically ill loved one. This straightforward and empathic guide helps such families affirm that their choice to remove life support is morally acceptable, warranted, and made in the spirit of love and care for the patient. With an emphasis on maintaining openness and trust among all involved in the decision-making process, this helpful guide skillfully addresses the questions that must be asked to assess the best course of care for a loved one: What is the patient's medical condition? What are the medical options? Has the patient expressed any wishes regarding his or her treatment? What if the patient hasn't expressed any wishes regarding treatment? Do we have to do everything possible to keep the patient alive? Do we have to use artificial means of feeding? How do we handle disagreements? What should we do about donating organs? "Let Them Go Free" also includes an ecumenical prayer service to be conducted as life support is withdrawn. Woven with readings and prayers from Hebrew and Christian scripture, the service is intended to give family and friends a moment to express their love for the patient, to say goodbye, and to find a sense of closure as they embark on the first stage of the grieving process.

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Studio: Georgetown University Press
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
ISBN  1589011406  
ISBN13  9781589011403  

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More About Thomas A. Shannon & Charles N. Faso

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas A. Shannon is professor of religion and social ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of many articles and books in Catholic Social thought, bioethics, and genetics. He is the editor of a series of readers in bioethics for Sheed & Ward. James J. Walter is Austin & Ann O'Malley Professor of Bioethics and director of the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University. He has written many articles and books on morality, medical ethics, and biotechnology, including A Call to Fidelity.

Thomas A. Shannon was born in 1940 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Thomas A. Shannon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Moral Traditions and Moral Arguments (Paperback)

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Let THem Go Free  Apr 8, 2009
This book is a useful help in facing the challenge of removing ventilator use. I especially liked the family service that can be used at such a time.

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