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The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life / Katy Butler.

Author/Creator:
Butler, Katy, 1949- author.
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (214 pages)
Subjects:
Terminal care.
Death.
Medical subjects:
Terminal Care.
System Details:
text file
Contents:
The lost art of dying
RESILIENCE: The wake-up call
Building reserves
Finding allies in preventive medicine
Weighing medical risks
Getting to know the neighbors
Knowing your medical rights
Caring for the soul
SLOWING DOWN: When less is more
Simplifying daily life
Finding allies in slow medicine, geriatrics, and a good HMO
Reviewing medications
Reducing screenings
Making peace with loss
ADAPTATION: A moment of truth
Mapping the future and making plans
Finding allies in occupational and physical therapy
Disaster-proofing daily life
Making a move
Practicing interdependence
Being an example
AWARENESS OF MORTALITY: The art of honest hope
Talking to your doctor
Understanding the trajectory of your illness
Preparing the family
Finding allies in palliative care
Reflecting on what gives your life meaning
Staying in charge
Thinking creatively
Redefining hope
HOUSE OF CARDS: If only someone had warned us
Recognizing frailty
Avoiding the hospital
Finding allies in House call programs
Upgrading advance directives
Coping with dementia
Shifting to comfort care
Enjoying your red velvet cake
PREPARING FOR A GOOD DEATH: Making good use of the time you have left
Finding allies in hospice
Next steps
Settling your affairs
Choosing the time of death
Loving, thanking, and forgiving
Getting help from your tribe
ACTIVE DYING: The tree needs to come down
This is what dying looks like
Preparing for a home death
Preparing in a nursing home
Giving care
The final hours
Humanizing a hospital death
Improvising rites of passage
Welcoming mystery
Saying goodbye
Toward a new art of dying.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
Print version record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the William Pepper Medical Library Fund.
Contributor:
ProQuest ebook central
William Pepper Medical Library Fund.
Other format:
Print version: Butler, Katy. Art of Dying Well : A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.
Print version: Butler, Katy. Art of Dying Well : A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.
ISBN:
9781501135323
1501135325
1501135317
9781501135316
Publisher Number:
99984082358
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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