How we die Reflections on life's final chapter

Sherwin B. Nuland

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Published
New York : Vintage Books [2010?], c1993.
Edition
[New ed.]
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
Includes index.
"This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones"--Cover p. [4].
Physical Description
xviii, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780679742449
0679742441
Main Author
Sherwin B. Nuland (-)
  • The strangled heart
  • A valentine
  • and how it fails
  • Three score and ten
  • Doors to death of the aged
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Murder and serenity
  • Accidents, suicide, and euthanasia
  • A story of AIDS
  • The life of a virus and the death of a man
  • The malevolence of cancer
  • Hope and the cancer patient
  • The lessons learned
  • Coda: 2010.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A physician who teaches at the Yale School of Medicine, Nuland writes gracefully about a topic most of us would rather not dwell on--our impending deaths. He demystifies the process of dying by providing straightforward information on the clinical, biological and emotional details of deaths resulting from heart disease, stroke, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, old age, accidents, suicide, euthanasia and murder or violent physical assault. Crammed with intriguing scientific findings and useful facts, as well as case histories of dying patients whom Nuland ( Doctors: The Biography of Medicine ) has treated, his report is imbued with wisdom rooted in a belief that the dignity we seek in dying must be found in the art of living life to the fullest. 50,000 first printing. (Feb.) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The 1994 NBA nonfiction winner, Yale physician Nuland's study of the clinical, biological and emotional details of dying was a 14-week PW bestseller. (Jan.) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death

Review by Publisher Summary 3

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive resource on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. 

With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life care

Even more relevant than when it was first published, this edition addresses contemporary issues in end-of-life care and includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. How We Die also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones.

"Nuland's work acknowledges, with unmatched clarity, the harsh realities of how life departs… There is compassion, and often wisdom, in every page." —San Francisco Examiner

Review by Publisher Summary 4

New Edition: With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life careA runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death.  This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus.  It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones.Shewin Nuland's masterful How We Die is even more relevant than when it was first published.