For ourselves and for our loved ones—compassion and reassurance along
with direct, honest fact.
While every one of us hopes to “die well,” this may not be possible
without knowing our rights about care at the end of life.
– How can futile medical treatment be stopped?
– When might death be hastened?
– How can each of us retain control of these decisions?
The information in To
Die Well is both comforting and empowering. Knowing our rights to
refuse treatment, as well as legal ways to bring about death if pain or
distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that
can rob our last days of meaning and connection with others. Doctors Sidney
Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen do not shy away from controversy. They make clear
what patients should expect of their doctors, including the right to sufficient
pain medication even if it shortens life. They distinguish between normal
sadness and depression. They also explain the ways to hasten death that are
legal and possible for anyone, and those that require a doctor’s help.
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