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A Good Death : A Compassionate And Practical Guide To Prepare For The End Of Life

By Margaret Rice
epub
Format
2019
Year
English
Language
Allen & Unwin
Publisher

Summary

<p>When her own mother died, Margaret Rice realised how completely unprepared she and her family had been for the experience of companioning a loved one who is dying. So she decided to go in search of the information she couldn't find when she most needed it and write the book herself - a novice's guide to death.<p>We live in a period of intense death denial. But what if we were to smash that taboo and ask questions we want answered, like how do we know when someone is close to dying, and how do we best care for them? What actually happens to our body when we die? How do we work with medical experts? How do we deal with the non-medical issues that will come up, such as wills, finances and even social media passwords? Is morphine used to nudge death along or is this just a myth? Where do questions about euthanasia fit in with personal, lived experience?<p>Margaret Rice lifts the lid on the taboos that surround death, sharing practical information and compassionate advice from...

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