To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life

To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life

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To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life by Sidney Wanzer, Joseph Glenmullen


Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, and ways to bring death earlier if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and personal connection. Drs. Wanzer and Glenmullen clarify what patients should insist of their doctors, including the right to enough pain medication even if it shortens life. Everyone needs their wise and comforting advice.

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ISBN-13: 9780738211633
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.62(d)

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Sidney Wanzer, M.D., is a nationally known authority on issues of death and dying, formerly with the Harvard University Health Services. Dr. Wanzer lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, is the author of Prozac Backlash. Dr. Glenmullen lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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