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The Best Death : How to Die Well  - Sarah Winch

The Best Death

How to Die Well

Paperback Published: 28th August 2017
ISBN: 9780702259722
Number Of Pages: 160

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In April 2008 Sarah Winch’s husband, Lincoln, died from kidney cancer that was diagnosed only four months earlier. He was 48.

Sarah and Lincoln prepared as best they could for his death. Her 30 years as a registered nurse and ethicist, specifically focused on end-of-life care, did not fully prepare Sarah for Lincoln’s death, but it did help them plan for the best death possible.

This book advocates for taking control of the final stages of life. It opens up the conversation around death and encourages us to become more informed about how we want to die.

This is an intimate, compassionate and practical guide, from someone with uniquely relevant personal and professional experience.

About the Author

Dr Sarah Winch is head of the Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism discipline at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland. She is also the CEO of Health Ethics Australia, a charity that aims to improve death literacy for everyone and compassion awareness for clinicians. She teaches healthcare ethics and researches end-of-life care. Sarah’s professional health ethics advice is sought nationally and internationally by clinicians and government agencies. A widely published author, she draws on her expertise and experiences in end-of-life healthcare to help others get the best death possible.

Industry Reviews

'In my decades as a medical practitioner, I have come to know that while death is inevitable, few people understand how to approach the physical, emotional and spiritual experience of dying. The Best Death is a practical and valuable resource for people who are facing the final challenge of their lives.' Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

ISBN: 9780702259722
ISBN-10: 0702259721
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th August 2017
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.16

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