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Author LinkButler, Katy,1949-,author.
Title LinkKnocking on heaven’s door : the path to a better way of death / Katy Butler.
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Distribution New York : Scribner, 2013.
Description 322 pages :  illustrations ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-313).
Contents Contents: Pt. 1: The stroke. Along came a blackbird ; A year of grace ; Rites of passage -- Pt. 2: Fast medicine. The tyranny of hope ; Inventing lifesaving and transforming death ; My father’s open heart -- Pt. 3: Ordeal. Not getting better ; Dharma sisters ; Broke-down palace ; White water -- Pt. 4: Rebellion. The sorcerer’s apprentice ; The business of lifesaving ; Deactivation -- Pt. 5: Acceptance. The art of dying ; Afterward -- Pt. 6: Grace. Valerie makes up her mind ; Old plum tree bent and gnarled -- Pt. 7: Into the light. A better way of death ; A map through the labyrinth ; Notes for a new art of dying.
Summary "A blend of memoir and investigation of the choices we face when our terror of death collides with the technological imperatives of modern medicine"-- Provided by publisher.
Per.Sub. LinkButler, Katy, 1949- -- Family.
LinkButler, Katy, 1949-
Subject LinkTerminal care.
LinkTerminal care -- Decision making.
LinkEuthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
LinkAdult children of aging parents -- Family relationships.

System Number 000678627
ISBN Link9781451641974 (hbk.)
Link1451641974 (hbk.)
Link9781451641998 (ebk.)
Link1451641990 (ebk.)

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