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The Paperback is Out!

Mar 26th, 2012

On March 27, 2012, Creative Nonfiction released At the End of Life: True Stories of How We Die, a collection of essays about death and dying that includes “A Better Place” by Ms. Jacobs.

As one reviewer has stated: “This is an encouraging collection–not only in a very literal sense but also in the help it offers us in thinking about death, how clear it makes our lack of control over death (and so over life). The book is crammed with stories of parents, children, long-time patients, emergency cases, complete strangers. The dying are young, old, middle-aged, and, variously, brave, grumpy, accepting, difficult, defiant. The family and friends, doctors, nurses, EMTs, and chaplains who accompany them have a lot to say about what they’ve observed and learned and resolved to change. This is a valuable contribution to our store of works in the Medical Humanities that will likely cause both medical students and doctors to ponder new ways of dealing with their dying patients.” Kathryn Montgomery, author of Doctors: Stories and How Doctors Think.

To purchase the book, click here.

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