Peace and Possibilities at the End of LifeBook - 1998 | 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
This is Dr. Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. The longtime director of a hospice in his hometown, and a prominent spokesperson for the hospice movement, Dr. Byock believes that the day is at hand when no pain among the dying will be considered unmanageable. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that much important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. It provides a blueprint for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to friends and relatives, and how to make the end of life as meaningful and precious as the beginning.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998, c1997.
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Branch Call Number: 306.88 DYING W
Characteristics: xv, 299 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Peace and possibilities at the end of life