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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

A layperson's guide for positive end of life self care and advice --

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ISBN 9781501135323
Barcode 9781501135323
Published 19 February 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Butler, Katy
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ISBN-13 9781501135323
ISBN-10 1501135325
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Scribner
Publication Date 19 February 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Butler, Katy
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Geriatric Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Coping With Old Age
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 616.029
Catalogue Code 975126

Description of this Electronic Book

A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life-from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath-by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own "good death" more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations-practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual-will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler's own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "Butler's factual, no-nonsense tone is surprisingly comforting, as are her stories of how ordinary folks confronted difficult medical decisions... Her thoughtful book belongs on the same shelf as Atul Gawande's best-selling Being Mortaland Barbara Ehrenreich's Natural Causes." -The Washington Post

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Author's Bio

Katy Butler's articles have appeared inThe NewYork Times Magazine, The Best American Science Writing,andThe Best American Essays.A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California. She is the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door and The Art ofDying Well.

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