The Resource The way we die now, Seamus O'Mahoney

The way we die now, Seamus O'Mahoney

Label
The way we die now
Title
The way we die now
Statement of responsibility
Seamus O'Mahoney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors, and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are unlikely to see even their family doctor in their final hours, robbed of their dignity and fed through a tube after a long series of excessive and hopeless medical interventions. This is the starting point of Seamus O'Mahony's The Way We Die Now, a thoughtful, moving and unforgettable book on the western way of death. Dying has never been more public, with celebrities writing detailed memoirs of their illness, but in private we have done our best to banish all thought of dying and made a good death increasingly difficult to achieve"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Mahony, Seamus
Dewey number
306.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.O43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Terminally ill
Label
The way we die now, Seamus O'Mahoney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Orignally published: London : Head of Zeus, 2016
  • "The view from medicine's front line"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do I know? -- Hidden death -- A hesitation to be brave -- How the poor die -- Deathology -- Celebrity cancer ward -- A passion for control -- To philosophize is to learn how to die -- Live for ever -- Creatureliness
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250112798
Lccn
2017009494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2017009494
  • (OCoLC)957022217
Label
The way we die now, Seamus O'Mahoney
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Orignally published: London : Head of Zeus, 2016
  • "The view from medicine's front line"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do I know? -- Hidden death -- A hesitation to be brave -- How the poor die -- Deathology -- Celebrity cancer ward -- A passion for control -- To philosophize is to learn how to die -- Live for ever -- Creatureliness
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250112798
Lccn
2017009494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2017009494
  • (OCoLC)957022217

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