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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, Atul

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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.Through eye-opening research and gripping ...


The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Volandes, Angelo E.

$21.33 $6.59

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. D...


Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
Zitter, Jessica Nutik

$35.99 $12.29

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care - to become an ICU physician - and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her...


Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
Zitter, Jessica Nutik

$35.99 $9.39

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care - to become an ICU physician - and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her...


Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
Warraich, Haider

$35.98 $10.09

There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today’s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about d...


Graceful Exit: How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One
Ferrer, Gustavo

$23.93 $7.99

When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource f...


The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America
Neumann, Ann

$35.93 $11.49

Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann sets out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. When Ann Neumann's father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, she left her job and moved back to her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She...


The Way We Die Now: The View From Medicine's Front Line
O'Mahony, Seamus

$37.99 $10.89

We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of the dying spend their last days in general hospitals and nursing homes, in the care of strangers. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are often robbed of their dignity after a long ser...


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