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Sep 24, Abeer Hoque rated it really liked it Shelves: Few of us can control the way in which we die. The second theme in Nuland’s book is that death is not only inevitable, it is necessary.

Nuland’s conclusion that we try to have the best death possible by wr the best life possible might seem unsatisfactory, but this is ultimately the most that anyone can hope for in the wildly unpredictable process of death. He also covers some of the most common types of death scenarios.

Sherwin Nuland was an American surgeon and author who taught bioethics and medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. Nuland takes a dim view of heroic attempts to wd life beyond the point where the body has simply hkw and death becomes not only inevitable, but also the proper way for nature to renew herself.

Perhaps we can make use of Rilke’s poignant prayer that the author concludes with: Death is not an enemy, because the tragedy of an individual demise, when seen in the larger context, is the triumph nulanf nature’s self-replenishing. This, in turn, will result from a failing heart, lungs, or blood vessels. No matter which disease or illness one is dying from, our existence as obligate aerobes is our ultimate death sentence, for without oxygen we have no life.


Crammed with intriguing scientific findings and useful facts, as well as case histories of dying patients whom Nuland Doctors: He is relatively healthy and he has always counted on living at least until ninety-six, the age his father died.

The physician still has power in the relationship. I’m grateful that this detailed account of how different diseases kill us is out there.

As a primary care physician I had to cringe as he put his own brother through dangerous and difficult surgery even though the chance of cure was close to zero. In detail, he explains how infection and cancer and heart disease ravage the body and cause essential systems to fail.

The author explains the physical processes that occur during death, starting with the process of aging. What is the job of the doctor and what is Dr.

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But that makes me wonder. Nuland has to teach, and you’re past those forever twenties. Our lovely Hospice Nurse recommended it and it was a gift.

In the same year as my own heart transplant, an amazing book was published titled: Otro libro que trata el tema de la muerte, y esta vez de modo muy bien organizado. 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.

Puntos especiales al tema de la vejez. Feb 04, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: In these days there is also a tendency to hide death from view, particularly in nursing homes and hospitals.

Let me say up front that nowhere in this book is the organ transplant subject or words mentioned. No trivia or quizzes yet.

How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter

This type of care and thinking are most often to be found in the academic medical center such as the one in which he worked.


We’ve got three score and ten years and most of that could be healthy, but after that, the remainder of our body life is borrowed and breaking down. And so its in our mutual interest not leave someone alone with that judgement of society. It takes chapters of kind explanation to arrive at this conclusion—for this reason, it is best to read this book when you need it.

We sometimes laugh about death and dying. Nuland urges us to measure quality of life against mechanical extensions of life On the back of “How We Die” Doris Lessing writes it’s a must read for anyone over One theme is that death, like birth, is a messy process. Lo pongo solo para graficar la posible desactualizacion. Jun 30, Bob Hoffman rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Nuland writes from years of experience on the topic of death, and how really there is no dignity to it. This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. Instead, the greatest percentage of Americans prefer to believe that they will die at home with family nearby.

Shewin Nuland’s masterful How We Die is even more relevant than when it was first published.

The section on Alzheimer’s disease is excellent and beautifully written. I will speak more of the out-of-date factor at the end of the review.