Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make (2020)

Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make Nan Bauer-Maglin Donna Perry Final Acts Death Dying and the Choices We Make Today most people die gradually from incremental illnesses rather than from the heart attacks or fast moving diseases that killed earlier generations Given this new reality the essays in Final Acts
  • Title: Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make
  • Author: Nan Bauer-Maglin Donna Perry
  • ISBN: 9780813546285
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make Nan Bauer-Maglin Donna Perry Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast moving diseases that killed earlier generations Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end of life choices for ourselves and for those we love and what can happen without such planning.Contributors include patients,Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast moving diseases that killed earlier generations Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end of life choices for ourselves and for those we love and what can happen without such planning.Contributors include patients, caretakers, physicians, journalists, lawyers, social workers, educators, hospital administrators, academics, psychologists, and a poet, and among them are ethicists, religious believers, and nonbelievers Some write moving, personal accounts of good or bad deaths others examine the ethical, social, and political implications of slow dying Essays consider death from natural causes, suicide, and aid in dying assisted suicide.Writing in a style free of technical jargon, the contributors discuss documents that should be prepared health proxy, do not resuscitate order, living will, power of attorney decision making over medical interventions, life support, hospice and palliative care, aid in dying, treatment location, speaking for those who can no longer express their will and the roles played by religion, custom, family, friends, caretakers, money, the medical establishment, and the government.For those who yearn for some measure of control over death, the essayists in Final Acts, from very different backgrounds and with different personal and professional experiences around death and dying, offer insight and hope.
Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make Nan Bauer-Maglin Donna Perry

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One thought on “Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make

  1. Leilani

    Good collection of essays about end of life care The first half is by people who have had to care of loved ones in their final years, the second half of the book is by people who make medical decisions about or are somehow advocates around end of life care The last essay pissed me off though, cause the guy was saying that the debate around legalizing assisted suicide for the sick and elderly wouldn t exist if we just made hospice and hospital stays better Bullshit Like if people were given comf [...]

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