While modern Americans strive to control nearly every aspect of
their lives, many of us abandon control of life's final passage.
But the realities of twenty-first-century medicine will allow most
of us to have a say in how, when, and where we die, so we need to
make decisions here, too. Through compelling real-life stories and
practical guidance, this book helps readers navigate end-of-life
care for themselves and their loved ones.
"The Better End" is about hope, empowerment, and inspiration.
What we choose for our end-of-life care depends on accurate
information and on our personal values. We need not only to
understand new medical advances but also to appreciate the wisdom
of humanity's past and present.
Dan Morhaim, a practicing physician and Maryland state
legislator, guides readers through the medical and legal maze of
end-of-life care. He details the care choices available to patients
and explains why living wills and advance directives are a
necessity for every American. He tells readers where to find free
and readily available living wills and advance directives and why
it is so important for everyone--young and old--to complete
Dr. Morhaim helps readers keep decisions in their own hands and
spare their families the uncertainty and trauma of guessing about
their end-of-life wishes. With this book, he breaks down the
barriers to a difficult but essential topic, helping readers to
open this often avoided discussion with their loved ones and
providing the information and guidance needed to ensure that deeply
held values are reflected and honored.
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