“Dr. Ira Byock was one of the earliest voices calling for crucial change in the way we treat the dying. On the 20th anniversary of Dying Well, we find ourselves. From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody. A few years ago, I am not sure this title, Dying Well by hospice and palliative care physician Dr. Ira Byock, would have made the list. However.

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Dying Well – Ira Byock.

Review “[Byock’s] book succeeds brilliantly in its intention, which is to advise and comfort the dying and those close to them. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. It made me cry for my dad and all the people like byoc, who are poor and therefore don’t”qualify” for a good end-of-life experience.

Jun 04, Amy Layton rated it really liked it Shelves: Nobody should have to die alone.

Dying Well by Ira Byock

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It helped assuage my fears and discomforts, and provided me more information bycok a Google search could have provided me with. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. English Choose a language for shopping.

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He describes 12 case histories at length, including that of his father, a rural general practitioner. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Read Dying Well for the first time or read it again to recall the uplifting message that growth is always possible, even in the most hopeless of situations—a message that speaks as deeply to each of us now as in the past. However, the title of his book stems from the welll of the term “a good death. What a terrific idea!

Jul 27, Elaine rated it it was amazing. It would’ve taken a bit to get used to, but the end of the book contains an excellent question-answer section as well as resources for palliative care. More importantly, this book showed me that there is still a possibility to learn, to sying our minds and hearts, to forgive others and OURSELVES, to express love and compassion, and to find purpose and meaning behind our lives while dying or while caring for someone who is.

Nursing homes would sending dying patient’s to hospital emergency rooms, even if the patient gained only a few more hours of life by means of heroic interventions.

Dying Well

I appreciated some of the questions Byock chose to ask people who were dying, including: Spending time with someone at the end of their life, whether the person is conscious or not, is beneficial to all parties involved. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Preview — Dying Well by Ira Byock.

He shows dyint can be accomplished by people and their families at the end of the life. It made me reflect on the certainty of own mortality and inspired me to ask the question again: He addresses the differences in what a good death may mean to each individual, and makes recommendations for families supporting a loved one during this stage of life.


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The caregivers dyung also check for kinked or clogged catheters, deal with incontinence pullup diapers, and prevent the breakdown of the skin into pressure ulcers by frequent repositioning and alternating pressure mattresses.

Also by Ira Byock. He addresses the differences in what a good death may mean to each individual, and makes recommendations for families supporting a loved one du Conversations about death are never easy, but Dr.

Please try again later. This powerful book about his work and wisdom reveals what it means to die well. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: In this book, he describes multiple different cases he’s been involved with of people dying and how they spent their last days. No trivia or quizzes yet. Did we do the right thing? Beautiful and moving, I found this book helpful in navigating a recent diagnosis. I started this reading because my own mother is terminal and this really helped me to understand not only what she might face, but some of the ways I could work to help dhing through it.

Patients and their families must also decide whether to be put on a ventilator if their breathing fails. This is the first time in my life I’ve had a major death in my family, and in all honesty I think I would have been a little lost without this book. From diyng Trade Paperback edition.