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A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death / BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz.
ISBN:
9781501157165
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Physical Description:
xxi, 520 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction: This is not life interrupted--this is life -- PLANNING AHEAD. Don't leave a mess ; Leave a mark ; Yes, there's paperwork ; Can I afford to die? -- DEALING WITH ILLNESS. I'm sick ; Taking stock ; Now what? ; Coping ; Breaking the news ; Love, sex, and relationships -- HELP ALONG THE WAY. Dynamic duo: hospice and palliative care ; Symptoms 101 ; Hospital hacks ; Help! I need somebody ; Care for the caregiver ; Everyone dies: how to talk to kids -- WHEN DEATH IS CLOSE. It's your body and your funeral ; Can I choose to die? ; Final days -- AFTER. The first 24 hours ; Grief ; How to write a eulogy and an obituary ; Celebrating a life ; What's left.
Abstract:
"The first-ever soup-to-nuts practical guide to preparing for death, from how to talk to your children about your will, to how to hack the hospice system, to how your survivors can pull off a great eulogy. Think of this as What to Expect When You're Expecting to Die"-- Provided by publisher.
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