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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Glenmullen, Sidney Wanzer Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wanzer and Glenmuller clearly delineate a patient’s rights, including the right to refuse treatment, and provide information on appointing a health-care proxy, among other options. They provide a wealth of information on a matter most of us would rather not think about.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “More useful than the many other recent books on death and dying, this influential volume should be on the shelves of every public and university library.”

    Library Journal

  • “Brings needed hope and comfort to those who are near death and to those who attend the dying and are responsible for ensuring that a good death is possible. The book will appeal to patients, their families, and their caregivers. A fascinating book, rich with clinical stories. Gently and compassionately written.”

    AMA Journal

  • “An essential addition not just for medical libraries, but for general-interest collections.”                      

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Wanzer makes a strong case for allowing people greater choices in how they die.”

    Milwaukee Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monty | 2/19/2012

    " This book was quite straight forward in addressing most aspects of end-of-life choices. Unfortunately it was published before the Death with Dignity Act in WA state was passed. I would recommend it to anyone with a terminal illness who is contemplating hastening their dying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monty | 2/10/2011

    " This book was quite straight forward in addressing most aspects of end-of-life choices. Unfortunately it was published before the Death with Dignity Act in WA state was passed. I would recommend it to anyone with a terminal illness who is contemplating hastening their dying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis | 3/31/2008

    " Makes a very strong case that the right to die is not about ending life, but is rather about shortening death.

    Must Read - 5
    Kept Attention - 5
    Well-written - 5
    Meaningful - 5
    Accessible - 5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary | 3/17/2008

    " Very useful. Fits logically and intelligently
    and humanely right beside the book
    "Overtreated" (about the medicalization of
    our lives). "

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