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Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Margaret Pabst Battin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This work is a sequel to the author's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted ... More


Genetic Information and Knowing When You will Die

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Genetic analysis, coupled with clinical and epidemiological data, makes possible both population-wide and individual prognostication. As it becomes increasingly informative to trace an individual's ... More


Dying Trajectories and Prognostication

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195165784
eISBN:
9780199999897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the issues of prognostication and dying trajectories in relation to palliative care. Prognostication refers to prediction and communication about future health and it relates ... More


Mortality Risk Assessment and Prognostication

Maral Ouzounian, Jack V. Tu, Peter C. Austin, and Douglas S. Lee

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes the available clinical methods for mortality risk assessment and prognostication in heart failure (HF). It begins by introducing the risk assessment and prognostication using ... More


Constructing the Future

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Print, chronic warfare, the growth of towns and cities, and the arrival of syphilis converged in the late fifteenth century to create a new horizon for astrological forecasting. Nicolaus Copernicus's ... More


Between Wittenberg and Rome: The New System, Astrology, and The End of the World

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus first formulated his new arrangement of the heavens amid the intellectual skepticism and political insecurity of the late fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century prognosticatory ... More


Varieties of Astrological Credibility

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus's name became associated with an optimistic and safe view of prognosticatory practice, especially through the Prutenic Tables. As a resource of astrological forecast, the ... More


The Second-Generation Copernicans: Maestlin and Digges

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The generation informed by the Wittenberg consensus, born largely in the 1540s, was the cohort that, by the 1570s—and most dramatically in the 1580s—began actively to engage the full text of De ... More


The Emergence of Kepler's Copernican Representation

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the end of the 1580s, Nicolaus Copernicus's theory was one alternative amid a proliferating field of representations of celestial order. Copernicus's proponents were distributed among different ... More


The Yin and the Yang of Power

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the role of the yin-yang in providing the constructive elements that define ancient Japanese principles of kingship. It analyzes how yin-yang contributed to the symbolic ... More


Anxieties

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Behind the idealized imagery of purple clouds, divine music, and the Buddha’s welcoming descent lurked the fears that one’s last moments might not go as hoped. Deathbed ritual manuals and didactic ... More


The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Justin McDaniel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every ... More


Observation, Prognosis, and Prognosticating

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Clinical Medicine: The Return of the Clinician

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199974863
eISBN:
9780190219024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974863.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Predicting the future, or prognostication, is essential to living everyday life. Prognostication is also as important as ever in medicine. This vital function of physicians requires knowledge of ... More


Advance care planning in hospitals

Clare Marlow, Karen Groves, and Premila Fade

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter outlines the challenges and opportunities surrounding advance care planning (ACP) within the hospital setting. Although the hospital environment may not seem the obvious place for future ... More


The Educated Deity

Barend J. ter Haar

in Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

During the sixteenth century, the educated elite developed their own beliefs about Lord Guan, with very distinct stories and expectations that were not necessarily shared by the non-literate ... More


From Athens to Augsburg

Robin B. Barnes

in Astrology and Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199736058
eISBN:
9780190250096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736058.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets the scene by examining the tremendous proliferation of astrological ideas and images in the cities of the Holy Roman Empire during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. ... More


Prediction, Prognosis, and Uncertainty

Philip M. Rosoff

in Drawing the Line: Healthcare Rationing and the Cutoff Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190206567
eISBN:
9780190206581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206567.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Biology—and hence medicine—is in many fundamental ways an inherently probabilistic endeavor. The ability to predict what will happen to any one patient in response to a specific intervention (or lack ... More


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