You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead: A Nurse's Reflections on Death, Dying and the Near-Death Experience

You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead: A Nurse's Reflections on Death, Dying and the Near-Death Experience

by Joyce Victor PhD. R

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Overview

Every encounter with death reminds us of our own ultimate fate; what each of us must one day confront and endure. Our experiences with the dying shape who we are and how we will live. Framed by Victor's own near-death experience, You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead explores the process of dying, the stages of grieving, and what may come next. Along the way, she addresses such rarely discussed yet heartbreaking topics as suicide, sudden infant death syndrome, and miscarriages. First-hand accounts take you into the minds and hearts of those who attend and care for the dead, the dying, and the grieving. Each story is told candidly with humor, irony, science, and, of course (spoiler alert), someone dying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937997816
Publisher: Northampton House
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 643,551
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

JOYCE VICTOR, PhD., RN
is a registered nurse and professor. She holds masters degrees in health administration, nursing and creative writing, and a PhD from Duquesne University. Over a long career she's worked in ICUs and emergency rooms, and served on a major hospital's ethics committee for fifteen years. Her articles have been published in Nurse Educator, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, and other professional journals. Despite a preoccupation with the death and dying process, she's actually an upbeat person who enjoys life.

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