An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

Author: Stephen Levine,Ondrea Levine

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307829499

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Who Dies? is the first book to show the reader how to open to the immensity of living with death, to participate fully in life as the perfect preparation for whatever may come next. The Levines provide calm compassion rather than the frightening melodrama of death.
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Author: Laurence Gonzales

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393354210

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 7380

“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—Denver Post Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.
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Author: Antti Tuomainen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001375

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1053

«Großartig!» Aki Kaurismäki Jaako ist 37, als sein Arzt ihm eröffnet, dass er keine Grippe hat, sondern sterben wird, und zwar sehr bald: Jemand hat ihn über längere Zeit hinweg vergiftet. Das an sich ist schon geeignet, einem Mann so richtig den Tag zu verderben. Leider wird Jaako bei der Rückkehr nach Hause außerdem noch Zeuge, wie ihn seine Frau mit Petri betrügt, dem jungen, knackigen Angestellten ihrer gemeinsamen Firma. Der Firma, die in jüngster Zeit gefährlich Konkurrenz bekommen hat. Jaako beschließt herauszufinden, wer ihn um die Ecke bringen will. Und er wird sein Unternehmen für die Zeit nach seinem Tod fit machen. Der Handel mit den in Japan zu Höchstpreisen gehandelten Matsutake-Pilzen läuft nämlich ausgezeichnet, und in Finnlands Wäldern wachsen nun einmal die besten. Doch das neue Konkurrenzunternehmen kämpft wirklich mit harten Bandagen. Ist es da Jaakos Schuld, wenn es zu Toten kommt? Und hat er überhaupt Zeit für anderer Leute Sorgen? Denn so viel ist klar: Mit dem Tod vor Augen geht alles leichter, gilt es doch, jede Minute zu genießen. «Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof» ist nicht einfach ein Kriminalroman, sondern ein besonderes Buch: lustig und tragisch, berührend und skurril, lebensklug und nachdenklich, ein Roman, der trotz seines makabren Themas die Lebensgeister weckt, und eine schräge Lektüre, bei der man sich fühlt, als befände man sich in einem Film von Aki Kaurismäki.
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Who Lives? who Dies? who Decides?

Author: Albert R. Jonsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742545243

Category: Medical

Page: 209

View: 7019

Bioethics beyond the Headlines is a down-to-earth primer. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find a sampling of the key concepts and debates in bioethics, including euthanasia, assisted reproduction, cloning and stem cells, neuroscience, access to healthcare, and even research on animals and questions of environmental ethics - areas typically overlooked in general introductions to bioethics.
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An Angela Matelli Mystery

Author: Wendi Lee

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9780312274375

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ex-Marine turned private investigator Angela Matelli comes from a large family that have moved away from their original East Boston home. While Angela and her siblings have all chosen different lifestyles and professions, there is one inviolable rule that remains in all their lives - everyone goes to their Mother's house for Sunday dinner. So when Angela's brother Albert missed twice in a row, Mrs. Matelli is certain that something bad has happened to her son. Albert, widely believed by the family to be hooked up with the local mob, has always been scrupulous about Sunday dinner and now Mrs. Matelli wants to hire her daughter Angela to look into his disappearance. Against her better judgment, Angela - using her mother's key - breaks into Albert's apartment to find the dinner table set, an open bottle of wine, and a three-day old corpse in other room. The corpse, luckily, isn't Albert but Angela suspects someone is using the body to try and set her brother up. As she digs further into her brother's life she quickly discovers that his boss in the mob claims to nothing about Albert's troubles, the police are after him to explain the corpse in his apartment, and his partners in the Itty-Bitty Kitty toy factory are desperate for his return. Now it's up to Angela to uncover what each of these things has to do with the others - and who is trying so desperately to get to her brother - before it is too late.
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Author: J. Li

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401598681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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lt is with great pleasure that I write this preface for Or Li's book, wh ich addresses the venerable and vexing issues surrounding the problem of whether death can be a harm to the person who dies. This problem is an ancient one which was raised long ago by the early Greek philosopher Epicurus, who notoriously argued that death is at no time a harm to its 'victim' because before death there is no harrn and after death there is no victim. Epicurus's conclusion is conspicuously at odds with our prereflective and in most cases our post-reflective-intuitions, and numerous strategies have therefore been proposed to refute or avoid the Epicurean conclusion that death cannot be an evil after all. How then are we to account for our intuition that death is not just an evil, but perhaps the worst evil: that may befall us? This is the key issue that Or Li addresses. Or Li's book explores various alternative approaches to the complex and difficult issues surrounding Epicurus's notorious argument and provides a defence ofthe intuitively plausible conclusion that death can indeed be a harm to the person who dies. This challenge to Epicurus's claim that death is never a harm to the person who dies is developed by way of a detailed exploration of the issues raised not only by Epicurus, but also by his many successors, who have responded variously to the challenging issues which Epicurus raised.
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Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment

Author: Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317612205

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 462

View: 4984

This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas and highly recommended by Choice Magazine, this book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author’s goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions and to develop readers to develop their own opinions.
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Wege durch den Tod

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3958833128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 5029

Levine ermutigt uns im ersten Teil des Buches, unsere eigenen Gedanken, Ängste, Sorgen und unser Verlangen - ohne zu bewerten - zu erforschen und unser Herz für uns selbst zu öffnen. So erkennen wir, wie wir durch unseren eigenen Widerstand gegen das, was ist, uns unsere eigene Hölle schaffen. Im zweiten Teil des Buches erfahren wir hilfreiche Unterstützung für unsere Arbeit mit leidenden Menschen: Bei der Begleitung Kranker und Sterbender lösen sich die Hindernisse zwischen unseren Herzen auf, wenn wir uns der Einzigartigkeit des Anderen gegenüber öffnen und Gedanken und Bewertungen loslassen. Dieses Buch ist eine wertvolle Hilfe für alle auf ihrem Lebensweg, seien sie erkrankt oder gesund, für "Helfer" oder "Betroffene". 'Wege durch den Tod' ist das erste Buch, das uns zeigt, wie die Beschäftigung mit dem Prozess des Sterbens uns für die Unermesslichkeit des Lebens öffnet. Stephen Levine führt uns einfühlsam und voller Poesie auf den Weg des vollkommenen Gewahrseins am Lebens, um uns für alles vorzubereiten, was unerwartet auf uns zukommen kann: Trauer oder Freude, Verlust oder Bereicherung, Tod oder ein anderes neues Lebenswunder.
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Who Lives, who Dies, and who Decides?

Author: Linda Jacobs Altman

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766025462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3965

A look at different viewpoints on ethical questions in science.
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To Which Is Added

Author: Peter Lovelass,Niel Gow

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357338985

Category:

Page: 456

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4519

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.
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Author: Mohammad Akmal,Vasundhara Raghavan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532052987

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 637

Kidney disease is generally considered an incident phenomenon, with transition from diseased kidney to chronic and eventually kidney failure. Early recognition and treatment of failing kidney can save many years of life and resources for individuals and economy. This book Who lives, Who Dies with Kidney Failure attempts to highlight how people are challenged by this serious disease that can be described as emotionally exhausting, financially draining, and a lifelong engagement like no other major life threatening illness that shares the rank. With chronic disease ascending the ladder as a killer there is need for serious thinking. How will people with poverty, lower socioeconomic status and certain ethnic groups be protected against known risk factors diabetes, hypertension, obesity and others? Urgent attention need to be paid to these environmental factors and further research is needed to fully understand these factors. With 20th century marked great medical advancements and surprisingly the book has captured nuances of early adopters who had a visionary approach to manage and even curtail disease. But accidental cases or late detections were simply ruining their winning game by pulling them down into a compromised state. This century will write a new story. How can we know how much went into developing the story till now? Have we recognized personal tragedies and victories for handling such a complex disease? The foundation of the new story lies there.
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Health Care Rationing-- who Lives? who Dies? who Decides?

Author: David Dranove

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130671653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 4313

Healthcare rationing is coming -- with a vengeance. What's Your Life Worth? previews tomorrow's healthcare system, showing what it'll feel like to be at the mercy of a system that might choose not to cure you. Right now, experts are calculating which diseases are worth curing, which treatments are worth paying for, and which aren't. This book tells you who they are, what they're up to, what they think you're worth -- and what to do about it.
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