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Good Death : The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life

Good Death : The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life - 97 edition

Good Death : The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780553379877

ISBN10: 0553379879

Good Death : The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life by Marilyn Webb - ISBN 9780553379877
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No
Good Death : The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life by Marilyn Webb - ISBN 9780553379877

ISBN13: 9780553379877

ISBN10: 0553379879

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 97

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Summary

The Good Death is the first full-scale examination of one of today's most complex issues: the profound change in the way Americans think about and confront death. Drawing on more than six years of firsthand research and reporting, noted journalist Marilyn Webb builds her account around intimate portraits of the dying themselves. She explains why some deaths become shockingly difficult--and needlessly painful -- and how the struggles over end-of-life decisions can pit patient and family against hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, religious groups, and the law.

But there is good news as well. Webb describes many extraordinary programs and individuals who are changing the face of dying. An abundant source of comfort and hope, The Good Death shows how the essential elements of humane -- even uplifted -- death are available to all of us, if we know what is possible, where to go for help, and how to prepare.

Author Bio

Webb, Marily :

Marilyn Webb's articles on dying have appeared in New York magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, Parade, The New York Times and USA Today. A former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today who has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, she is currently speaking nationwide at professional conferences and community organizations about the topics in this book.

Lynn, Joanne : George Washington University

Joanne Lynn, M.D., is the Director of the Center to Improve Care of the Dying, George Washington University.

Quill, Timothy :

Timothy Quill, M.D., is the author of Death and Dignity and A Midwife Through the Dying Process.