The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World (Hardback)
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The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 17/11/2011
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While modern Americans strive to control nearly every aspect of their lives, many of us abandon control of life's final passage. But the realities of twenty-first-century medicine will allow most of us to have a say in how, when, and where we die, so we need to make decisions here, too. Through compelling real-life stories and practical guidance, this book helps readers navigate end-of-life care for themselves and their loved ones. The Better End is about hope, empowerment, and inspiration. What we choose for our end-of-life care depends on accurate information and on our personal values. We need not only to understand new medical advances but also to appreciate the wisdom of humanity's past and present. Dan Morhaim, a practicing physician and Maryland state legislator, guides readers through the medical and legal maze of end-of-life care. He details the care choices available to patients and explains why living wills and advance directives are a necessity for every American. He tells readers where to find free and readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is so important for everyone-young and old-to complete them. Dr. Morhaim helps readers keep decisions in their own hands and spare their families the uncertainty and trauma of guessing about their end-of-life wishes. With this book, he breaks down the barriers to a difficult but essential topic, helping readers to open this often avoided discussion with their loved ones and providing the information and guidance needed to ensure that deeply held values are reflected and honored.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421404172
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[Morhaim] cautions in The Better End, his excellent new book... if you don't plan your own end, somebody else will do it for you. -- Jay Hancock * Baltimore Sun *
This book will prepare readers to discuss this very important topic. * Library Journal *
This book is very helpful if you are facing end of life issues for yourself or someone you love. The author has the unique ability to present complex, emotionally fraught information in a simple but not overly simplistic manner, willing to discuss some of the toughest things life and death throw our way. -- Tricia C. * Book Bargains and Previews *
HFAM highly recommends providers and families pick up a copy of The Better End. * HFAM (Health Facilities Association of Maryland) NewsLink *
No one understands this better than Dan Morhaim... After reading Morhaim's book, The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World, you'll want to be sure you have a living will or advance directive[s] in place-for your own good, for your family's good and for your country's as well. * Huffington Post *
The Better End is a common-sense medical book written in layman's language by a doctor... Morhaim shows a nice bedside manner. He's a doctor gently guiding us through end-time, taking some of the mystery out of it, and trying to make it as painless as he possibly can. -- Michael Olesker * Baltimore Jewish Times *
For anyone facing end-of-life issues-and that's really everyone-it's a must-read. -- Mary Duan * Monterey County Weekly *
A 'must' for any general consumer health holding! * Midwest Book Review *
By confronting the barriers to this difficult but essential topic, Dr. Morhaim offers readers hope, empowerment, dignity and control in managing medical crises and end-of-life care. * Chironian *

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