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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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Caruthersville Public Library 616.02 BUT (Text) 38417100407131 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/28/2019
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 616.029 BUT 2019 (Text) 0002205687979 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba 616.02 BUT (Text) 33431000544476 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
De Soto Public Library 616.02 But (Text) 33858000135915 New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold ONORDER269218147124 (Text) ONORDER269218147124 Non-Fiction On order -
North Kansas City Public Library 616.029 BUTLER 2019 (Text) 0001002201364 Nonfiction Available -
Polk County Library-Bolivar 616.029 BUT (Text) 34531000301785 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/06/2019
Ray County Library 616.02 BUT (Text) 2901912672 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Union 616.029 BUT (Text) 3006678761 NonFiction Available -
Ste. Genevieve County Library 616.029 Butler (Text) 33358000212939 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 10/30/2019
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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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