The Conversation

A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Product Number: EB00637004
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781620408568
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine-keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care. It might be the most important conversation you ever have.

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Author(s): Angelo E. Volandes
Original Publish Date: Jan 13, 2015

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