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Title:
When my time comes : conversations about whether those who are dying should have the right to determine when life should end
ISBN:
9780525654759
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xv, 227 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Contents:
Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion and Choices -- Lori Wallace Pushinaitis, a terminal cancer patient, and Dr. Catherine Sonquist Forest, Lori's end-of-life care doctor -- Christina Puchalski, board certified palliative care physician -- Dan Diaz, widower of Brittany Maynard -- Martha Kay Nelson, Director of Spiritual Care at Mission Hospice -- Heather Massey, death educator -- The Reverend William Lamar, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. -- Dr. Roger Kligler, a supporter of MAID -- Stella Dawson-Klein, widow of Mary Klein -- Dr. Katalin Roth, Professor of Medicine at George Washington University -- Mary Cheh, Professor of Constitutional Law and member of the D.C. City Council -- Eric Luedtke, Delegate from the Maryland House of Delegates -- Alexa Fraser, a Death With Dignity supporter -- Father John Tuohey, a Roman Catholic priest -- Bill Roberts, a terminal cancer patient and friend of the author's -- Dr. Lonny Shavelson, Director of Bay Area End-of-Life Options -- Deborah Gatzek Kratter, a patient of Dr. Shavelson's -- Dr. David Grube, National Medical Director of Compassion and Choices -- Four students who attended Dr. Grube's lecture -- Dr. William Toffler, National Director, Physicians for Compassionate Care; Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Sciences Univ. -- Allan Christopher Carmichael, widower of Terry Stein, and Dr. Stephanie Marquet, Terry's palliative care physician -- The Honorable Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, Chief of Protocol in the Reagan administration -- Benjamin Zide, the author's grandson.
Abstract:
In a series of interviews with terminally ill patients, with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of whose who vigorously oppose the right-to-die movement, Rehm presents the arguments both for and against assisted suicide. In giving voice to those who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying, she provides full context for this highly divisive issue. -- adapted from jacket