“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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Nobody should have to die in pain. My husband is going to have a comfortable, painless death with his family around him. When you are gone, you no longer exist, except only in the minds of the people, who wanna remember you, who mourn you, who miss you, you can only live on in their memories.

In his experience, emotional pain is more intense and requires more skillful intervention. In my case, my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and six months later passed away.

Shortness of breath can be relieved by liquid morphine.

It is a valuable read for any person and provides insight into hospice care, and more particularly hospice care done right. The Best Care Possible: There are no iraa health issues in my family now, but my mother died of lung cancer several years ago, and I have thought long and hard about her death, mostly in terms of my own and my families eventual deaths. It introduced me to the possibility that with appropriate support, dying did not have to be a chaotic, fear-ridden and painful experience.


Buy the selected items together This item: What a joy to know I am not my own, but belong in life and in death to a resurrected and reigning Jesus. Since death and dying is a professional and not being immortal, I guess personal too interest of mine, I’ve read a fair amount about it.

I picked this book up at the library by happenstance, and I’m so glad I did. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict.

Did we give up too soon or hang on too long? Byock a hospice and palliative care specialist and his patients vividly comes across in the stories he’s written. Once ordered, i couldnt stop reading, the personal stories of loss, bereavement, grief, and how death can be transformational not just for the dying but for the survivors, are powerful stories.

The author of this book, Dr. Can you forgive the dying loved one, or somebody else in your family?

Dying Well – Ira Byock

In Byock’s book, he is the principal narrator, recounting the stories of a number of patients in his hospice program. Byock opens the conversation with such beautiful anecdotes of love, compassion, and peace during the dying process that one almost cannot help but be inspired. Jan 11, Linda rated it it was amazing. This book offers a fairly frank picture of death on hospice. He shows what can be accomplished by people and their families at the end of the life. The term palliative care is more general and includes taking care of people with long term diabilities that are not close to wepl.

It made me cry for my dad and all the people like me, who are poor and therefore don’t”qualify” for a good end-of-life experience. Def recommended by me as it opened by eyes.


Dhing incredibly beautiful and moving book. This book will give you the experience of dying many deaths and what it is like to face different situation Many people, myself included, today don’t really believe that we will die.

Dying Well – Ira Byock.

The bhock, Ira Byock, is a doctor in Montana specializing in helping dying patients. I believe A Must Read Jan 03, Eric Chappell byck it really liked it Shelves: Jun 04, Amy Layton rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Byock is also in this film. Apr 04, Cynthia Edge rated it really liked it Shelves: Sounding a Call to Action!

True inspiration and great help.

The author repeatedly emphasizes the fact that pain can always be relieved, either by strong opioids such as morphine and fentanyl skin patches, or by sedation with Versed, phenobarbital, or Sodium Pentothal.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Physicians in particular could find this book helpful and informative. Recommended by Tom Mahan and Susan Peterson, this is a wonderful book! Ultimately, this book was incredibly healing for me as a person going through these types of experiences. He is a truly humane guide speaking warmly to a country that is just now beginning to break the taboo and needs to talk meaningfully about living and dying well.