Fri, Mar 26|
March Book Club
Facing Death, finding dignity, hope and healing at the end by Dr. Jim DeMaine Join us with the author, Dr. deMaine, discuss his book, reading a few of his favorite passages and learn more about having a good death, free from unnecessary pain and trauma.
Time & Location
Mar 26, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
About the Event
We are so excited to have the author be with the book club sharing his book! Facing Death is both a memoir-in-vignettes and a handbook full of practical advice from Dr. deMaine's forty years in busy hospitals and ICUs. Using stories from his own life and practice, the veteran physician walks readers through ethical questions around "heroic" interventions: Do we fully understand what we're asking when we tell doctors to "do everything" to prolong life, even in cases when a patient has no chance of regaining consciousness? If we write advance directives outlining the kinds of care we would, or would not want, how can we ensure that they will be followed?