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The Resource The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life, Katy Butler

The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life, Katy Butler

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The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life
Title
The art of dying well
Title remainder
a practical guide to a good end of life
Statement of responsibility
Katy Butler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door. In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed, using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go. Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the "art of dying" as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for rites of passage, and a sense of the sacred, especially in the important life transitions of aging and dying. Butler has lectured at medical schools, and spoken with community and caregiving organizations across the country. Here she reveals what she has learned about dying in America today--and how to have a better end of life. We are coping with a medical system in disarray, in its approach to people who are aging, dying, or chronically ill. Butler argues that it's not about living as long as possible, it's about living as well as possible. Not only does our current system poorly serve our medical needs, it also crowds out any sense of the sacred. It's time to restore a sense of honor, and through exploring the stages of later life, sharing "good death" stories, as well as offering practical takeaways, The Art of Dying Well illuminates a path to a better end of life"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Katy
Dewey number
616.02/9
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.B882 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Death
  • SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • MEDICAL / Terminal Care
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Death
  • Terminal care
Label
The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life, Katy Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resilience -- Slowing down -- Adaptation -- Awareness of mortality -- House of cards -- Preparing for a good death -- Active dying
Control code
on1048659064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9781501135316
Lccn
2018037020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048659064
Label
The art of dying well : a practical guide to a good end of life, Katy Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resilience -- Slowing down -- Adaptation -- Awareness of mortality -- House of cards -- Preparing for a good death -- Active dying
Control code
on1048659064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9781501135316
Lccn
2018037020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048659064

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