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The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life (Hardback)

By Butler, Katy

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An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door. In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars... Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed, using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go. Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the art of dying as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for rites of passage, and a sense of the sacred, especially in the important life transitions of aging and dying. Butler has lectured at medical schools, and spoken with community and caregiving organizations across the country. Here she reveals what she has learned about dying in America today--and how to have a better end of life. We are coping with a medical system in disarray, in its approach to people who are aging, dying, or chronically ill. Butler argues that it's not about living as long as possible, it's about living as well as possible. Not only does our current system poorly serve our medical needs, it also crowds out any sense of the sacred. It's time to restore a sense of honor , and through exploring the stages of later life, sharing good death stories, as well as offering practical takeaways, The Art of Aging and Dying Well illuminates a path to a better end of life.
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ISBN 9781501135316
Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781501135316
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Scribner
Released 1 Apr 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Butler, Katy
Category Geriatric Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Coping With Old Age
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 616.029
Weight 513g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Death, Terminal care, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement, MEDICAL / Terminal Care
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade