Facing Death, Embracing Life
Understanding What Dying People WantBook - 2006
A practical and compassionate guide to living with a terminal illness, written by a well-respected palliative care doctor. In his highly regarded bestsellerWhat Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl provided valuable insights into the experience of living with a terminal illness. In this guide, Dr. Kuhl distills the practical advice he presented in his first book and helps readers to cope with a terminal illness by providing concrete, step-by-step suggestions, as well as offering space for private reflection. This format will allow readers -- those contending with terminal illness as well as their family and friends -- to sort through difficult but vital conversations with loved ones and caregivers before they take place. This guide includes advice on: • Talking to health care providers about treatment and diagnosis • Learning the right questions to ask specialists • Finding out about alternative treatments • Considering home care vs. hospitalization • Finding sources of financial support • Offering space and guidance for recording and reflecting on larger, more emotional themes
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2006.
Characteristics: 330 p. ;,23 cm.