My mother died of lung cancer. In between, as a consultant surgeon at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, he has seen, and overseen, many other deaths. It is not what drives those engines of his excellence. Please try again.Sherwin Nuland - Facing death (55/67)
Select All. Great insight for anyone who is concerned that one day they might die.
Despite blips of bedside blandness and medico-speak, Sherwin Nuland has written a lively study of the end of living. Book Review: Nuland writes:. He was a master diagnostician he loved to say that it was no accident that the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories an Lest there be any doubt, it was doctors who created the opioid epidemic.
There are myriad ways in which, over the course of time, our bodies will decay, deteriorate, corrode and fall apart.
Nuland explores the more common ways that most Americans die in his account, explaining the many possible processes of dying in scientific terms while also weaving in his personal experience and insight. He also explored the concept of hope and what that means in the context of terminal diagnoses.
There are many on the subject but people need the connection of other people. It's just that simple.
Nuland has little patience with the idea of dignified or easeful deaths, and his accounts, while never gratuitous, spare us little.
The peoples' stories in the book brought tears to my eyes and made me remember people who have died recently.
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Because you might still have time then to internalise all the dying lessons Dr. Instead, the greatest percentage of Americans prefer to believe that they will die at home with family nearby. I was entranced by the technical details and moved to tears by some of the author's personal stories, but his philosophical musings seemed a bit repetitive after a while.
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To neglect our friends who have to deal with the disease themselves is somehow to abandon them to the judgement of the straight world". Log in. But forms of death can be as various as forms of life. Dr Nuland first saw the skull beneath the skin as early as 11, when his mother died of colon cancer.