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History and background of end-of-life decision-making and culture -- Ethical theories applied to end-of-life medical care -- A history of physician "truth telling," informed consent, legal and religious perspectives on end-of-life care -- Whether and how to inform patients of "bad news," family dynamics at the end of life -- Advance directives, do not resuscitate orders, hospice, organ transplantation and physician assisted suicide -- Why is there such diversity in preferences for end-of-life care?: explanations and narratives -- Conclusion: continuing changes in marriage and family; supporting diverse perspectives on end-of-life decision-making.
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