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Dr. IRA BYOCK talks about his new book “Dying Well: The Prospect of Growth at the End of Life

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Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Which would have been lovely and would’ve helped so much with my grief afterwards.

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When I die, I’d love to have a doctor like him give my family and me emotional and medical support. I read a few chapters each night and always end up bawling– and a fair amount of tears are for the people featured in the book. You are immediately brought in to the most intimate details of a family going through just what we all fear the most for our own loved ones: It introduced me to the possibility that with appropriate support, dying did not have to be a chaotic, fear-ridden and painful experience.


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I am grateful to Dr Byock for bringing hospice to the forefront over the past twenty years so that now, Dying Wel Dr Byock spoke to my heart in this well-written on the byofk of facing death with honesty and dying with dignity. Byock a hospice and palliative care specialist and his patients vividly comes across in the stories he’s written. From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. It would’ve taken a bit to get used to, but the end of the book contains an excellent question-answer section as well as resources irz palliative care.

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If I had known the signs of my mother wanting to talk about her death with me, maybe I would have been a better help.