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Working in hospice tends to change your perspective on life, for the better, I believe. I have noticed that I tend to hug my children more often. I am less likely to get upset at my husband over little annoyances. I am less afraid of this topic: death.

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The author of this book, Dr. Ira Byock, has dedicated his life as a hospice director to make sure that no one should have to die in pain, or die alone.

He is prominent spokesperson for the hospice Read full review. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those going through a loss. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dying Well. Ira Byock. Penguin , Mar 1, - Medical - pages. From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.

This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict.

Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. User Review - Flag as inappropriate I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those going through a loss. Selected pages Table of Contents.

Contents Title Page. He is also the author of The Best Care Possible. He lives in Enfield, New Hampshire. Bibliographic information. Health Policy. Title Page.

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Dr. Ira Byock Says Words are a Powerful Tool That Shape How We View Serious Illness

Progress has been made in alleviating pain and expanding hospice and palliative care for people nearing the end of their lives. Yet, even today, too many people are dying badly! The stories in Dying Well enable readers to imagine that wellbeing is possible through these most difficult times of life. This book remains as vital and valuable to individuals and their families today as it did when it was first published. I was death-naive before I read Dr. It introduced me to the possibility that with appropriate support, dying did not have to be a chaotic, fear-ridden and painful experience. In fact, families could be well-supported and death could even be meaningful.

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Dying Well

Joseph Health System—spoke about the power of words Dec. Palliative care and hospice have a serious image problem that can be addressed if we use better language , he explained. Byock said. I believe we have to be more assertive and more provocative. I want to associate palliative care with well-being.

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From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life.

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