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Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond:  A Practical Primer to Help You and Your loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life

Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond, by Jane Brody. An excellent and highly worthwhile book, covering all aspects of end-of-life and avoiding a bad death. In chapter 14, on assisted dying (“what to consider when illness is unbearable”), she covers both sides of the argument, but ends by concluding, when thinking about her own mother’s suffering, “at the same time, having witnessed her physical deterioration and existential suffering first-hand, I believe that even with the best possible physical and emotional support, had I been in her shoes, I, too, would have chosen the option of a hastened demise.” (Which is what it’s all about, providing a choice!)

2017-08-15T16:28:47+00:00 September 11th, 2015|