The Best Death: How to Die Well

The Best Death: How to Die Well

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In April 2008 Sarah Winch's husband, Lincoln, died from kidney cancer that was diagnosed only four months earlier. He was 48. Sarah and Lincoln prepared as best they could for his death. Her 30 years as a registered nurse and ethicist, specifically focused on end-of-life care, did not fully prepare Sarah for Lincoln's death, but it did help them plan for the best death possible.This book advocates for taking control of the final stages of life. It opens up the conversation around death and encourages us to become more informed about how we want to die. This is an intimate, compassionate and practical guide, from someone with uniquely relevant personal and professional more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 195 x 16mm | 162g
  • University of Queensland Press
  • St Lucia, Australia
  • English
  • 0702259721
  • 9780702259722
  • 621

About Sarah Winch

Dr Sarah Winch is the CEO of the not-for-profit organisation Health Ethics Australia, and Head of the Discipline of Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She is a registered nurse and health care ethicist with 30 years of experience in the management, research and education in end-of-life matters. She teaches ethics and law to medical students, conducts research on end-of-life and medical decision making, and consults widely to the community and healthcare professionals on ethics at end of life, resource allocation and improving the ethical culture of healthcare workplaces. Sarah designed and developed the clinical ethics cafU as a model for facilitating ethical decision making and compassionate care; responding regularly to conduct cafUs nationally and internationally. She published Best Death Possible- A Guide to Dying in Australia in 2013 and is committed to improving death literacy among more