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A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death

Author: Bruce J Miller; Shoshana Berger; Marina Luz
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Begins well before a diagnosis and ends well after the memorial. In these pages, you'll find everything from how to get the most out of a hospital visit to how to adapt your sex life while coping with an illness. There are also lessons for caregivers, like how to close down social media accounts and write a good eulogy.
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce J Miller; Shoshana Berger; Marina Luz
ISBN: 1501157213 9781501157219
OCLC Number: 1124515010
Description: xxi, 520 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Planning ahead. Don't leave a mess --
Leave a mark --
Yes, there's paperwork --
Can I afford to die? --
Dealing with illness. I'm sick --
Taking stock --
Now what? --
Coping --
Breaking the news --
Love, sex, and relationships --
Help along the way. Dynamic duo: hospice and palliative care --
Symptoms 101 --
Hospital hacks --
Help! I need somebody --
Care for the caregiver --
Everyone dies: how to talk to kids --
When death is close. It's your body and your funeral --
Can I choose to die? --
Final days --
After. The first 24 hours --
Grief --
How to write a eulogy and an obituary --
Celebrating a life --
What's left.
Responsibility: BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz.

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Begins well before a diagnosis and ends well after the memorial. In these pages, you'll find everything from how to get the most out of a hospital visit to how to adapt your sex life while coping with an illness. There are also lessons for caregivers, like how to close down social media accounts and write a good eulogy.

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