With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

By Kathryn Mannix
Read by Elizabeth Carling  and Kathryn Mannix

11.79 Hours 01/16/2018 unabridged
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Through stories from her own practice, a palliative care doctor takes the reader on a journey through dying. Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before. And for the most part, that is good news. But with changes in the way we understand medicine come changes in the way we understand death. Once a familiar and gentle process, death has come to be something from which we shy away, preferring to fight it desperately than to accept its inevitability. Palliative care has a long tradition in Britain, where Dr. Kathryn Mannix has practiced it for thirty years. In this book, she shares beautifully crafted stories from a lifetime of caring for the dying. With insightful meditations on life, death, and the space between them, With the End in Mind describes the possibility of meeting death gently, with forethought and preparation, and shows the unexpected beauty, dignity, and profound humanity of life coming to an end.

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Through stories from her own practice, a palliative care doctor takes the reader on a journey through dying.

Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before. And for the most part, that is good news. But with changes in the way we understand medicine come changes in the way we understand death. Once a familiar and gentle process, death has come to be something from which we shy away, preferring to fight it desperately than to accept its inevitability. Palliative care has a long tradition in Britain, where Dr. Kathryn Mannix has practiced it for thirty years. In this book, she shares beautifully crafted stories from a lifetime of caring for the dying. With insightful meditations on life, death, and the space between them, With the End in Mind describes the possibility of meeting death gently, with forethought and preparation, and shows the unexpected beauty, dignity, and profound humanity of life coming to an end.

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Author Bio: Kathryn Mannix

Dr. Kathryn Mannix is a physician specializing in palliative care and a cognitive behavior therapist.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 11.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English