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The day I die : the untold story of assisted dying in America / Anita Hannig.

Hannig, Anita, (author.).

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Homer Public Library 364.152 HAN 000165474 New Books Place on copy / volume In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728244914
  • ISBN: 1728244919
  • Physical Description: 297 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reading group guide with discussion questions and "A conversation with the author".
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Nothin' about the blues -- Introduction: A new way to die -- Losing control. Spinning away ; When hospice isn't enough -- Navigating obstacles. Restrictive laws ; Invisible death ; A bureaucratic maze ; Medical gate keepers ; The science of dying ; Family matters -- Regaining control. Flying free ; Crossing over ; Together in grief -- The way forward. New frontiers -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"The Day I Die is a major work of nonfiction that tackles the one issue we'll all eventually come to face-our final days, hours, and minutes. With clarity and empathy, award-winning anthropologist Anita Hannig uncovers the stigma against the practice of assisted dying, untangles the legalities and logistics of pursuing an assisted death in America today, and profiles the dedicated advocates and medical personnel involved. In intimate, lyrical detail, Hannig explains why someone might choose an assisted death and how that decision impacts their loved ones. In a time when nearly 80 percent of Americans die in hospitals and nursing homes, medical assistance in dying could transform the way we die for the better, allowing more people to define the terms of their own death"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Assisted suicide.
Assisted suicide > United States.
Assisted suicide.
United States.