The prospect for growth at the end of life
Product Code: 6572
Author Ira Byock believes that nobody should have to die in pain and nobody should have to die alone. He's dedicated his life to making this come true. A longtime director of a hospice in his hometown, currently head of Palliative Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a prominent spokesperson for the hospice movement, Dr. Byock brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom he has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain and conflict. It provides a blueprint for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to friends and relatives and how to make the end of life as meaningful and precious as the beginning. Dr. Byock appears in the documentary, Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change. Paperback. 299 pages.