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

3.78 avg rating
( 59 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061721779: No Good Deed: A Story of Medicine, Murder Accusations, and the Debate over How We Die

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

On a blustery night, detectives from the Massachusetts State Police knocked on Amy Gleason's door. Gleason, along with fellow nurse Kim Hoy, had helped a patient deal with pain and suffering at the end of her life. Now the patient was dead, and the two nurses were being investigated for murder. Both believed they had done the right thing, but they had no idea what it would cost them.

In this captivating and powerful true story, Dr. Lewis M. Cohen uses the experiences of Gleason, Hoy, and the nursing assistant who accused them of murder to explore what happens when decisions about end-of-life care shift from the hospital to the courtroom and the church. Tracing this issue from the uproar over Terri Schiavo's feeding tube to the controversial figure of Jack Kevorkian, and to the legitimate threat of serial killer medical professionals, Cohen goes behind the scenes on both sides of this debate. He examines how advances in modern medicine have given us tremendous tools for prolonging life but have also forced us to address how we treat patients who are dying and suffering.

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M.D.
Published by Harper Perennial 2011-03-08 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2011-03-08, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0061721778. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061721778ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M.D.
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061721778. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061721778ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M.D.
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617217790000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M.D.
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW0021EH

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061721778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M Lewis Mitchell Cohen
Published by Harper Paperbacks, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Paperbacks, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061721779

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M. D.
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061721779

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

M Lewis Mitchell Cohen
Published by Harper Paperbacks, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Paperbacks, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061721779

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M. D.
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061721779

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cohen, Lewis Mitchell, M. D.
ISBN 10: 0061721778 ISBN 13: 9780061721779
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1638309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book