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Shedding Light on Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

A new book by sociologist and American Bar Foundation (ABF) Research Professor Susan P. Shapiro explores how loved ones make life-and-death medical decisions for patients who are unable to speak for themselves and what role law plays in their decision-making processSpeaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care draws on daily observations over more than two years in two intensive care units in a diverse urban hospital to tell the story of how the end-of-life trajectories take shape and change course.

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