What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies—and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities. At the End of Life tackles this conundrum head on. These twenty-two compelling personal-medical narratives explore death, dying and palliative care, and reveal the inner workings of a system in which doctors, patients and their loved ones battle to hang on—and to let go.
Introduction by Francine Prose.
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Karen Wolk Feinstein
Phyllis Galley Westover
Larry D. Cripe
Valerie Seiling Jacobs
Amanda J. Redig
Gulchin A. Ergun
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