Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond
a practical primer to help you and your loved ones prepare medically, legally, and emotionally for the end of life
Get ready now for the great beyond
Death is inevitable, so be prepared
A good death: there's more than one right way to die
Advance directives: a living will is not enough
Funeral? Memorial? Why plan ahead for the end
Charting a course to the end of life
Uncertain future: living with a bad prognosis
Coma: when the brain is on hold
Living well to the end: where and how
Caregiving: tending someone at the end of life
Hospice and palliative care: don't wait until it's too late
Spiritual care: lighten and enlighten and end-of-life journey
When a child is dying: surviving the nightmare
What to say: conversations at the end of life
Doctors who disappear: what can be done about it
Assisted dying: what to consider when illness is unbearable
Grief: it's not a disease
Life after death: what you leave behind counts
Organ and body donations: a gift of life
Autopsy: valuable lessons from the dead
Lasting legacies: leave memories and life lessons
From the start consider the finish
Advance directives (Medical care)
From Library Staff
"Preparing for the end of life goes far beyond willing your estate to those you love or signing an organ donor card or picking out a burial plot. And for those millions of people who will have to help their parents and other relatives and friends exit gracefully from this life, preparation g... Read More »
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