The Bukowski Agency - Facing Death, Embracing Life

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Canada: Doubleday, Mar 2006

ABOUT DR. DAVID KUHL

David Kuhl (Photo: Jean McIntyre)
(Photo: Jean McIntyre)

Dr. Kuhl began his career in palliative care in 1989, providing medical care for people with cancer in his practice. He was invited to develop a palliative care program for St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. His team at St. Paul’s has attended thousands of people at the end of life. He is a frequent speaker on palliative care all over North America. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his family.

Facing Death, Embracing Life

by Dr. David Kuhl

A PRACTICAL AND COMPASSIONATE GUIDE TO LIVING WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS, WRITTEN BY A RESPECTED PALLIATIVE CARE DOCTOR

Facing Death, Embracing Life coverIn his highly regarded bestseller What Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl provided valuable insights into the experience of living with a terminal illness. In this guide, Dr. Kuhl distills the practical advice he presented in his first book and helps readers to cope with a terminal illness by providing concrete, step-by-step suggestions, as well as offering space for private reflection. This format will allow readers — those contending with terminal illness as well as their family and friends — to sort through difficult but vital conversations with loved ones and caregivers before they take place. This guide includes advice on:

– Talking to health care providers about treatment and diagnosis

– Learning the right questions to ask specialists

– Finding out about alternative treatments

– Considering home care vs. hospitalization

– Finding sources of financial support

– Offering space and guidance for recording and reflecting on larger, more emotional themes

 

 

 

 

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