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The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life / by Katy Butler.

Butler, Katy, 1949- (author.).

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"A layperson's guide for positive end of life self care and advice"-- Provided by publisher.
"An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door. In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed, using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go. Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the "art of dying" as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for rites of passage, and a sense of the sacred, especially in the important life transitions of aging and dying. Butler has lectured at medical schools, and spoken with community and caregiving organizations across the country. Here she reveals what she has learned about dying in America today--and how to have a better end of life. We are coping with a medical systemin disarray, in its approach to people who are aging, dying, or chronically ill. Butler argues that it's not about living as long as possible, it's about living as well as possible. Not only does our current system poorly serve our medical needs, it alsocrowds out any sense of the sacred. It's time to restore a sense of honor; and through exploring the stages of later life, sharing "good death" stories, as well as offering practical takeaways, The Art of Dying Well illuminates a path to abetter end of life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Death.
Terminal care.

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The Art of Dying Well : A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life
The Art of Dying Well : A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life
by Butler, Katy
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The Art of Dying Well : A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

The Art of Dying Well --CHAPTER 1-- Resilience The Wake-Up Call * Building Reserves * Finding Allies in Preventive Medicine * Weighing Medical Risks * Getting to Know the Neighbors * Knowing Your Medical Rights * Caring for the Soul Excerpted from The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life by Katy Butler All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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