“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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It opened my eyes to a world of palliative care and hospice-programs that I really didn’t know existed.

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This is a good book and a necessary one to read. What is crystal clear in all of them is that the full experience of dying is not captured from a purely medical perspective. He is prominent spokesperson for the hospice movement. 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. See and discover other items: This book should be read by anyone who is facing terminal illness, or whose loved one is shaken by this kind of diagnosis.


It made me reflect on the certainty of own mortality and inspired me to ask the question again: Most hospice care takes place in the patient’s home, but it can also take place in a hospital, nursing home, or care home. This book will change your life and teach you to life more everyday. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dying Well

We have so much further to go until we give all Americans a chance for a humane and sacred passage from life to death. The humanity of Dr. Oct 05, Cheri rated it it was amazing.

It’s impossible to say. The message of this book reinforces that way of thinking. One thing that I found interesting in the book was Byock’s statements about dyinf “right to die” movements.

They have given me a sense of peace about my brother in law’s impending death from kidney cancer. This book will give you many tools that byocl can use for others in their time of need as well as your final moments so you can “Die Well”.

While the overt disease is the “leading” cause of death, death usually comes from malnutrition, choking, or lack of oxygen.

Nobody should have to die alone. These are the important questions we should all ask as we go through this process of death. As a nurse who works in the oncology field, I hoped this book would help illuminate some of the struggles of those I was treating, and at times it certainly did.


Feb 10, Sue rated it really liked it. Duing should have to die in pain. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. In Byock’s book, he is the principal narrator, recounting the stories of a number of byofk in hi It is interesting to juxtapose this book with the recently released “Twelve Breaths a Minute. Was bhock anything else we should have done?

Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life. Byock’s well-honed gentle prodding and validation make for easy-to-use tools for other practitioners in this field This book offers a fairly frank picture of death on hospice.

It is best to avoid unnecessary trips by the patient to the hospital. It gets you to thinking about where do we as a society draw the line as far as personal choices on this issue. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Dying Well – Ira Byock.

NPR interview with author. It is clear that he isn’t a fan of this approach. Certainly, Byock continues to do good work, and it’s important for readers and the public to understand the valuable experiences that end-of-life care provide.