Twelve Breaths a Minute: End of Life Essays

Twelve Breaths a Minute: End of Life Essays

by Lee Gutkind
     
 

Twelve Breaths a Minute—the latest collaboration between SMU Press and the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, with the support of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation—features twenty-three original, compelling personal narratives that examine the way we as a society care for the dying. Here a poet, a former hospice worker, reflects on death’s

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Twelve Breaths a Minute—the latest collaboration between SMU Press and the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, with the support of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation—features twenty-three original, compelling personal narratives that examine the way we as a society care for the dying. Here a poet, a former hospice worker, reflects on death’s mysteries; a son wanders the halls of his mother’s nursing home, lost in the small absurdities of the place; a grief counselor struggles with losing his own grandfather; a medical intern traces the origins of time and the quality of our final days; a mother anguishes over her decision to turn off her daughter’s life support and allow her organs to be harvested; and an emergency dispatcher tries to quantify what a stranger’s death should mean.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870745713
Publisher:
Southern Methodist University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Series:
MEDICAL HUMANITIES SERIES
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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