Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.
We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business.
Much of today’s literature on end-of-life issues overlooks the importance of 1970s social movements in shaping our understanding of death, dying, and the dead body. This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland’s The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission.
Any discussion about hospice includes the words most prefer to avoid or ignore: dying, death, and grief. In A Companion for the Hospice Journey, readers are invited into that uncomfortable subject. Nearly half of the deaths in the United States (in 2017, over 2.
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