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A Good Death: A Compassionate and Practical Guide to Prepare for the End of Life

Margaret Rice

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Murdoch Books
06 May 2019
Medicine; Coping with illness; Coping with death & bereavement
When her own mother died, Margaret Rice realised how completely unprepared she and her family had been for the experience of companioning a loved one who is dying. So she decided to go in search of the information she couldn't find when she most needed it and write the book herself - a novice's guide to death.

We live in a period of intense death denial. But what if we were to smash that taboo and ask questions we want answered, like how do we know when someone is close to dying, and how do we best care for them? What actually happens to our body when we die? How do we work with medical experts? How do we deal with the non-medical issues that will come up, such as wills, finances and even social media passwords? Is morphine used to nudge death along or is this just a myth? Where do questions about euthanasia fit in with personal, lived experience?

Margaret Rice lifts the lid on the taboos that surround death, sharing practical information and compassionate advice from multiple sources to break down boundaries and offer better choices of care to suit individual needs. This is a book to help the dying and their carers feel less isolated, and help us all face death better.
By:   Margaret Rice
Imprint:   Murdoch Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781760637774
ISBN 10:   1760637777
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Margaret Rice is a journalist by training and lives in Sydney, Australia. She has written news and features for Australian Associated Press (AAP), and worked as medical writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, and as feature writer for The Good Weekend. Her blog good-grief.com.au is designed to help start the conversation about death.

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