Dying Right: The Death with Dignity Movement

Dying Right: The Death with Dignity MovementDying Right provides an overview of the Death With Dignity movement, a history of how and why Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide, and an analysis of the future of physician-assisted suicide. Engaging the question of how to balance a patient’s sense about the right way to die, a physician’s role as a healer, and the state’s interest in preventing killing, Dying Right captures the ethical, legal, moral, and medical complexities involved in this ongoing debate….

Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life

Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of LifeThere 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 death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul Gawande. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic a…

The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in AmericaFollowing 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 became his full-time caregiver—cooking, cleaning, and administering medications. When her father died, she was undone by the experience, by grief and the visceral quality of dying. Neumann struggled…

Annual Editions: Dying, Death, and Bereavement 13/14 (Annual Editions: Dying, Death, & Bereavement)

Annual Editions: Dying, Death, and Bereavement 13/14 (Annual Editions: Dying, Death, & Bereavement)The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Annual Editions volumes have a number of organizational features de…

Right Behind You

Right Behind YouWhen he was nine, Kip set another child on fire. Now, after years in a juvenile ward, he is ready for a fresh start. But the ghosts of his past soon demand justice, and he must reveal his painful secret. How can Kip tell anyone that he really is–or was–a murderer?…

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of DeathDecades after Jessica Mitford stunned America with vivid accounts of corruption and abuse in the death industry, not much has improved. Families are manipulated into buying expensive goods and services they don’t need or want. Prepaid funeral money vanishes into thin air. Body parts are sold on the black market. Eight states force families to pay a funeral director even if they conduct a home funeral with no need for help. But a consumer movement is no awakening, and Americans are asserting thei…

Aid in Dying The Ultimate Argument: The Clear Ethical Case for Physician Assisted Death

Aid in Dying   The Ultimate Argument: The Clear Ethical Case for Physician Assisted DeathAlthough we now have over twenty years experience with aid in dying, this end of life choice continues to be misunderstood by many, misrepresented by some, and hotly debated. It also remains criminal in most of the United States. Aid in Dying – The Ultimate Argument clearly explains why states will and should continue the movement toward aid in dying. Here is an intelligible ethical defense of physician assisted death as permitted in Oregon, Washington and Vermont. It demonstrates th…

A Better Way of Dying: How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life

A Better Way of Dying: How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life The fail-safe plan for ensuring one’s final wishes are respected Advanced directives and living wills have improved our ability to dictate end-of-life care, but even these cannot guaran­tee that we will be allowed the dignity of a natural death. Designed by two sisters-one a doctor, one a lawyer-and drawing on their decades of experience, the five-step Compassion Protocol outlined in A Better Way of Dying offers a simple and effective framework for leaving caretakers concrete, unambiguous, an…

Dying The Right Way: A System of Caregiving and Planning for Families

Dying The Right Way: A System of Caregiving and Planning for FamiliesDying the Right Way is written for seniors, families, and caregivers.  Dying the Right Way prepares seniors and families for the time when caregiving is needed, and offers a system for caregiving in the home for either family caregivers or for monitoring professional caregivers.  Dying the Right Way extends the caregiving experience to assist seniors in planning for the time when they might need care:  through the document preparation phase, the search for a residential facility, life support…

Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System

Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System“Gripping…A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents’ final days…as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side.”–Kirkus ReviewsWith advances in medicine, technology, and daily diet and exercise practices, Americans are living longer than ever before. We have an unprecedented opportunity for meaningful closure – free of pain, among loved ones, with our affairs in order and spiritual calm attained. Instead, most of us discover that o…