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A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death
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Ken Hillman
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A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death

Ken Hillman


9781760294816

Allen & Unwin


Social issues & processes;
Medicine;
Family & health


Paperback

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A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why.

Many of us have experienced an elderly loved one coming to the end of their life in a hospital - over-treated, infantilised and, worst of all, facing a death without dignity. Families are being herded into making decisions that are not to the benefit of the patient. Professor Ken Hillman has worked in intensive care since its inception, but he is appalled by the way the ICU has become a place where the frail, soon-to-die and dying are given unnecessary operations and life-prolonging treatments without their wishes being taken into account.

A Good Life to the End will embolden and equip us to ask about the options that doctors in hospital should offer us, but mostly don't. It lets us know that there are other, gentler options for patients and their loved ones that can be much more sympathetic to the final wishes of most people facing the end of their lives.

An invaluable support for the elderly, as well as their families, and a rallying cry for anyone who has had to witness the unnecessary suffering of a loved one, A Good Life to the End will spark debate, challenge the status quo and change lives.

By:   Ken Hillman
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781760294816
ISBN 10:   1760294810
Publication Date:   June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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