Living and Dying

Living and Dying

by Daniel T. Clerc


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ISBN-13: 9781587211461
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)

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What happens when we die? What happens to the physical body when we gracefully bow to this world, and our heart falls silent? What happens to our mind as we are forced to confront an inevitable mortality? How and why do we age? What is cancer? What is breast cancer? What does it feel like to die? What is a living will? What is hospice? How long does rigor mortis last? In coming to terms with death.....might we come to understand life? I would like to present to you Living and Dying, the highly anticipated, hard-hitting, and complex manuscript dedicated to questions such as these, and many, many more. It is a very unique twist of Tuesday's with Morrie and How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. Representing a challenge for the inquisitive mind, it addresses life's most serious nonfiction through a fully engaging and readable fiction. We will come to know Rose Morgan, a strong willed and compassionate physician, who is forced to confront her own mortality when diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. Through this sudden and unexpected tragedy blossoms forth an intrigue, an innate quest, to understand the prospects which lay ahead. The reader will travel with her as she explores the medical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of death. Further, insights are gained into death's legal, historical, and forensic aspects, not to mention....mortuary science and hospice care. As Rose Morgan learns and grows from the selfless gifts of psychologists, physicians, religious leaders, family, and friends, she is able to unmask the mysterious and frightening faces of death....taming them in her own and the readers' heart. Living and Dying is the only book available which handles the sensitive subjects of life and death in such a concise, illuminating, and encompassing fashion. From cover to cover, it's filled with true stories, anecdotes, and deaths, as experienced by a physician on the front lines of modern healthcare. Living and Dying offers this knowledge through a gripping and enticing account of a powerful and compassionate woman, as she struggles with health issues common to all women, and dear to all of us. At the same time, it honors the work, accomplishments, and contributions of the many giants in the field of compassionate healthcare....such as Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Sherwin Nuland, and Dr. Bernie Siegel. The nature of this book makes it a must read, and as the pages turn and introspection will change the way you think and feel about Living and Dying.