Author(s): David Kuhl
An all-encompassing guide for people with a terminal illness and those who know someone who is dying.
Facing death results in more fear and anxiety than any other human experience. Though much has been done to address the physical pain suffered by those with a terminal illness, Western medicine has been slow to understand and learn to alleviate the psychological and spiritual distress that comes with the knowledge of death. In What Dying People Want, internationally renowned palliative care physician David Kuhl begins to bridge that gap by addressing end-of-life realities - practical and emotional - through his own experiences as a doctor and through the words and experiences of people who have known they were dying.
Dr Kuhl presents ways of finding new life in the process of dying, understanding the inner reality of living with a terminal illness, and addressing the fear of pain, as well as pain itself. He also offers concrete guidance on how to enhance doctor/patient relationships, hold family meetings, and participate in a process of life reviews.