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Title:
When my time comes : conversations about whether those who are dying should have the right to determine when life should end
Summary:
From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host--one of the most trusted voices in the nation--and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Soon to be a public television documentary of the same name, featuring the author. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue. With a highly personal foreword by John Grisham, When My Time Comes is a response to many misconceptions and misrepresentations of end-of-life care; it is a call to action--and to conscience--and it is an attempt to heal and soothe our hearts, reminding us that death, too, is an integral part of life.
General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Edition:
First edition.
Contents:
Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion and Choices -- Lori Wallace Pushinaitis, a terminal cancer patient, and Dr. Catherine Sonquist Forest, Lori's end-of-life care doctor -- Christina Puchalski, board certified palliative care physician -- Dan Diaz, widower of Brittany Maynard -- Martha Kay Nelson, Director of Spiritual Care at Mission Hospice -- Heather Massey, death educator -- The Reverend William Lamar, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. -- Dr. Roger Kligler, a supporter of MAID -- Stella Dawson-Klein, widow of Mary Klein -- Dr. Katalin Roth, Professor of Medicine at George Washington University -- Mary Cheh, Professor of Constitutional Law and member of the D.C. City Council -- Eric Luedtke, Delegate from the Maryland House of Delegates -- Alexa Fraser, a Death With Dignity supporter -- Father John Tuohey, a Roman Catholic priest -- Bill Roberts, a terminal cancer patient and friend of the author's -- Dr. Lonny Shavelson, Director of Bay Area End-of-Life Options -- Deborah Gatzek Kratter, a patient of Dr. Shavelson's -- Dr. David Grube, National Medical Director of Compassion and Choices -- Four students who attended Dr. Grube's lecture -- Dr. William Toffler, National Director, Physicians for Compassionate Care; Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Sciences Univ. -- Allan Christopher Carmichael, widower of Terry Stein, and Dr. Stephanie Marquet, Terry's palliative care physician -- The Honorable Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, Chief of Protocol in the Reagan administration -- Benjamin Zide, the author's grandson.
Physical Description:
227 pages ; 22 cm
Genre:
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Publication Date:
2020
ISBN:
9780525654759
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Call Number:
179.7 REHM
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