The Best Care Possible

The Best Care Possible

A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life

Large Print - 2012
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It is harder to be seriously ill - and much harder to die - than ever before. These days, we effectively treat diseases, but often overlook the priorities of the people who are ill. As a result, too many Americans suffer needlessly and die badly. Here one of the nation's foremost leaders in palliative care takes us inside a state-of-the-art academic medical center and opens our eyes to an issue that will affect our loved ones, our neighbors, and ourselves.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print edition
Description: 549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781410452146
Branch Call Number: LP 616.029 Byo


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Aug 20, 2015

A timely exploration about why people should think about their end-of-life wishes before they ever ecome critically ill, and how palliarive care specialists can support families as they make tough decisions together. Death used to be much closer to our day-to-day living and accepted as a natural if unwelcome part of the circle of life. Now it happens over prolonged periods of time, behind closed doors, distanced from family. The book really made me think about how far i am willing to go to seek treatment for a life-threatening illness and how quality of life, not quantity, is a factor.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GL 100 B 2012

Oct 01, 2012

After reading, consider sharing with my family physician. At first glance, it looks like a great book to share.

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