The Art Of Dying Well


Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-02-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781501135323
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help
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DESCRIPTION : A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.



Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781451641981
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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DESCRIPTION : Outlines a less invasive, more humane approach to end-of-life care, sharing the stories of the author's parents and explaining the political and technological factors that are interfering with patient preferences.



Author : Rob Moll
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-11-21
Pages : 192
ISBN : 0830867171
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion
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DESCRIPTION : In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers



Author : Kerry Walters
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2011
Pages : 250
ISBN : 9781570759246
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion
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DESCRIPTION : Offers guidance on dying and living through the descriptions of the lives and virtues of nine inspirational men and women, including Joseph Bernardin, Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander.



Author : Lydia Dugdale
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2015-05-22
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780262029124
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Medical
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DESCRIPTION : Physicians, philosophers, and theologians consider how to address death and dying for a diverse population in a secularized century.



Author : Peter Fenwick
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 2008-08-26
Pages : 264
ISBN : 0826499236
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help
Format : PDF, EPub And Audiobooks


DESCRIPTION : A new book to help the dying, their loved ones and their health care workers better understand the dying process and to come to terms with death itself. The Art of Dying is a contemporary version of the medieval Ars Moriendi--a manual on how to achieve a good death. Peter Fenwick is an eminent neuropsychiatrist, academic and expert on disorders of the brain. His most compelling and provocative research has been into the end of life phenomena, including near-death experiences and deathbed visions of the dying person, as well as the experiences of hospice and palliative care workers and relatives of dying people. Dr. Fenwick believes that consciousness may be independent of the brain and so able to survive the death of the brain, a theory which has divided the scientific community. The "problem with death" is deeply rooted in our culture and the social organization of death rituals. Fenwick believes that with serious engagement and through further investigation of these phenomena, he can help change attitudes so that we in the West can face up to death, and embrace it as a significant and sacred part of life. We have become used to believing that we have to shield each other from the idea of death. Fear of death means we view it as something to be fought every step of the way. Aimed at a broad popular readership, The Art of Dying looks at how other cultures have dealt with death and the dying process (The Tibetan "death system", Swedenborg, etc.) and compares this with phenomena reported through recent scientific research. It describes too the experiences of health care workers who are involved with end of life issues who feel that they need a better understanding of the dying process, and more training in how to help their patients die well by overcoming the common barriers to a good death, such as unfinished business and unresolved emotions of guilt or hate. From descriptions of the phenomena encountered by the dying and those around them, to mapping out ways in which we can die a "good death", this book is an excellent basis for helping people come to terms with death.



Author : Ira Byock
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998
Pages : 299
ISBN : 1573226572
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Family & Relationships
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DESCRIPTION : Explores the important emotional work accomplished in the final months of life and offers advice on dealing with doctors, talking with friends and relatives, and mananging end-of-life care



Author : Karen Speerstra
Publisher :
Release : 2014-08
Pages : 280
ISBN : 1611250234
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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DESCRIPTION : Based on the author's own experience,The Divine Art of Dying is about how we can die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, the book looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death and examines what the dying person and their caregivers can expect. Includes spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.



Author : Allen Verhey
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2011-11-28
Pages : 409
ISBN : 9780802866721
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Medical
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DESCRIPTION : A renowned ethicist who himself faced death during a recent life-threatening illness, Allen Verhey in The Christian Art of Dying sets out to recapture dying from the medical world. Seeking to counter the medicalization of death that is so prevalent today, Verhey revisits the fifteenth-century Ars Moriendi, an illustrated spiritual self-help manual on "the art of dying." Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its Stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey uncovers in the biblical accounts of Jesus' death a truly helpful paradigm for dying well and faithfully.



Author : John Wyatt
Publisher : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Release : 2018-08-07
Pages : 192
ISBN : 1783594853
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion
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DESCRIPTION : We cannot choreograph our own death, but we can die well.This is a book for those who are facing death. It is also for their relatives, friends, and caretakers.John Wyatt looks at recent trends in dying. He examines the "art of dying," a Christian tradition from the past. We see opportunities for dying well and faithfully, real-world examples of personal growth, and instances of reconciliation and personal healing in relationships. On the other hand, there are also challenges to face: the fears and temptations that dying can bring.We learn from Jesus' example as we focus on his words from the cross. The wonderful news is that we can look forward to "a sure and steadfast hope," the amazing hope of resurrection and its implications for our lives today.