Format:
Book
Author:
Abraham, John (Episcopal priest), author.
Title:
How to get the death you want : a practical and moral guide / John Abraham.
Publisher, Date:
Hinesburg, Vermont : Upper Access Books, [2017]
©2017
Description:
192 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"This book serves as a manual of death education that will help patients and their advocates to decide how they wish their lives to end, with practical and legal information to achieve that goal."-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Terminally ill.
Terminal care.
Thanatology.
Terminal care.
Terminally ill.
Thanatology.
SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement.
PSYCHOLOGY / Grief & Loss.
SELF-HELP / Aging.
Contents:
What is a good death? -- Saying goodbye: communicating at the end of life -- Why I, and some of my colleagues, became involved in death with dignity -- Playing God -- Tools to help you explore your attitudes and experiences -- The death taboo -- Honoring death by recognizing its benefits -- Who owns and directs our dying? -- What you need to know about advance directives and advocacy -- Active dying -- Deliberate life completion -- How to navigate a medical environment -- Practical steps when preparing for death -- A few words on grief -- Some concluding thoughts -- Epilogue: death with humor -- Appendix A: a day to be celebrated -- Appendix B: we used to die better -- Appendix C: A poem about my cupboard -- Appendix D: A physician's view of death with dignity -- Appendix E: a Unitarian's essay about avoidable distress -- Appendix F: the dementia provision -- Appendix G: physician aid in dying does not go far enough -- Appendix H: let your wishes be known to your family -- Appendix I: statement by Desmond Tutu -- Appendix J: inter/met seminary -- Appendix K: some research about "good death" -- Appendix L: euphemisms for death.
LCCN:
2016046550
ISBN:
9780942679403
0942679407
Other Number:
961152202
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
360346
Call Number:
616.029
Course Reserves:
0
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# System items in:
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