To Die Well by Sidney Wanzer audiobook

To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the last Days of Life

By Sidney Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen
Read by Jonathan Marosz

Gildan Media 9781596592674
6.47 Hours 1
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While every one of us hopes "to die well," this may not be possible without knowing our rights about care at the end of life. How can futile medical treatment be stopped? When might death be hastened? How can each of us retain control of these decisions? The information in To Die Well is both comforting and empowering. Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, as well as legal ways to bring about death if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and connection with others. Drs. Sidney Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen do not shy away from controversy. They make clear what patients should expect of their doctors, including the right to sufficient pain medication even if it shortens life. They distinguish between normal sadness and depression. They also explain the ways to hasten death that are legal and possible for anyone, and those that require a doctor's help.

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Summary

Summary

While every one of us hopes "to die well," this may not be possible without knowing our rights about care at the end of life. How can futile medical treatment be stopped? When might death be hastened? How can each of us retain control of these decisions? The information in To Die Well is both comforting and empowering. Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, as well as legal ways to bring about death if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and connection with others. Drs. Sidney Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen do not shy away from controversy. They make clear what patients should expect of their doctors, including the right to sufficient pain medication even if it shortens life. They distinguish between normal sadness and depression. They also explain the ways to hasten death that are legal and possible for anyone, and those that require a doctor's help.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wanzer and Glenmuller clearly delineate a patient’s rights, including the right to refuse treatment, and provide information on appointing a health-care proxy, among other options. They provide a wealth of information on a matter most of us would rather not think about.” Publishers Weekly
“More useful than the many other recent books on death and dying, this influential volume should be on the shelves of every public and university library.” Library Journal
“Brings needed hope and comfort to those who are near death and to those who attend the dying and are responsible for ensuring that a good death is possible. The book will appeal to patients, their families, and their caregivers. A fascinating book, rich with clinical stories. Gently and compassionately written.” AMA Journal
“An essential addition not just for medical libraries, but for general-interest collections.”                       Midwest Book Review
“Wanzer makes a strong case for allowing people greater choices in how they die.” Milwaukee Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Sidney Wanzer MD

Author Bio: Sidney Wanzer MD

Sidney Wanzer, MD, is a nationally-known authority on issues of death and dying. He is the coauthor of To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life and lives in Concord, Massachusetts. 

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Author Bio: Joseph Glenmullen MD

Author Bio: Joseph Glenmullen MD

Joseph Glenmullen, MD, is the author of Prozac Backlash. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 6.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English