A better way of dying: how to make the best choices at the end of life

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Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
2010.
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English
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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, and legally binding instructions about your wishes for your last days. Meant for people in every walk of life-from the elderly, to those in the early stages of mentally degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, to healthy young people planning for an unpredictable future-this book creates space for a discussion we all must have if we wish to ensure comfort and control at the end of our lives..
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9780143116752
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subject_facet Advance Care Planning -- Personal Narratives, Advance directives (Medical care), Attitude to Death -- Personal Narratives, Patient Advocacy -- ethics -- Personal Narratives, Terminal Care -- ethics -- Personal Narratives, Terminal Care -- legislation & jurisprudence -- Personal Narratives, Terminal care
title_display A better way of dying : how to make the best choices at the end of life
title_full A better way of dying : how to make the best choices at the end of life / Jeanne Fitzpatrick & Eileen M. Fitpatrick
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title_sub how to make the best choices at the end of life