Share:
 
ISBN: 9781936740512
eISBN: 9781936740604

Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement

by Fran Smith, Sheila Himmel, Joan Halifax

There’s a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care—nearly 44 percent of all deaths—and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape.

Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life’s most challenging and universal event. You will learn:

— Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits.
— With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely.
— Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live.

Winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher Award Silver Medal in Aging/Death & Dying

 
Buy eBook:

$16.95
eBook purchase options:
 
Buy print version:

$ 16.95
Print purchase options:
 
 
 
About the author Fran Smith
 

Fran Smith has written for O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Salon, Good Housekeeping, and many other newspapers and websites. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and Pulitzer Prize winner, she lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.


View Profile

 
Books by Fran Smith
 
 
About the author Sheila Himmel
 

Sheila Himmel is a Psychology Today blogger and the coauthor of Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia. A recipient of many awards, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


View Profile

 
Books by Sheila Himmel
 
 
 

Other books that could interest you

 
 
One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road and LuAnne Henderson, the Woman Who Started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on Their Journey
 
Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution
 
Veganish: The Omnivore's Guide to Plant-Based Cooking
 
Random Obsessions: Trivia You Can't Live Without
Nick Belardes, Brad Listi
 
Living Life as a Thank You Journal
 
The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins
 
Secrets Kids Know...That Adults Outta Learn: Enriching Your Life by Viewing It Through The Eyes of a Child
 
Happiness A to Z: The Gleeful Guide to Finding and Following Your Bliss
Louise B. Harmon, Cotner, June
 
Drunken Angel
 
It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been: A Guide to Getting the Life You Love
 
The Courage Companion: How to Live Life with True Power
 
Making the Most of Bed Rest: Tips, Tools, and Resources for a Rewarding Recovery from Any Health Challenge