No Good Deed: A Story of Medicine, Murder Accusations, and the Debate over How We Die

No Good Deed: A Story of Medicine, Murder Accusations, and the Debate over How We Die

by Lewis Mitchell Cohen

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Overview

Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating and powerful, No Good Deed explores what happens when decisions about end of life issues and the purpose of modern medicine move from the hospital to the courtroom to the church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061721779
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lewis M. Cohen, MD, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Bellagio Residency to complete this book. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

1 The Police Came Knocking 1

2 Humpty Dumpty 9

3 Setting the Scene 19

4 Rosie 29

5 The Wedding 37

6 Turning Points for Planned Deaths 53

7 It's a Wonderful Life 63

8 Discontinuing Dialysis 73

9 Understanding Olga 85

10 The Coalition 101

11 Serial Medical Killers 119

12 Army of God 131

13 Amy Goes Downtown 141

14 More Murder Accusations 151

15 The E-Word Around the World 171

16 Sudden Awakening 193

17 War on Drugs 205

18 The Return 217

19 A View from the Bench 225

20 Moving On 237

Acknowledgments 247

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