Review by Barbara Miller, CIGA, George Washington University (12/2009)

Rumors about end-of-life policies in the US health care reform debate of 2009 loomed large, enflaming talk about “death panels” that would “pull the plug on grandma.”Anyone who seeks to be informed about alternatives to the current US system (or non-system) for end-of-life care should read Frances Norwood’s book, The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care–Lessons from the Netherlands….

 

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