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Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (2017)

av Haider Warraich

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"There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande's recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying--the whys, wheres, whens, and hows--are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences"--… (mer)
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The topic is hot, the book is very well documented, maybe a little bit too long ( )
  lucaconti | Jan 24, 2019 |
This is not an easy book to read. if I didn't have a mother who is suffering from severe dementia and if I was five or 10 years younger, I probably would've left this book on the library shelf. There are a number of books that discuss decisions and scenarios around the end of life. The author is a doctor who has experienced patients and families dealing with the imminent prospect of death.

I can't say that I've gained any new insights for encouragement from this book. I have experienced end-of-life situations so while I appreciate the book, I know what we're all in for. I think what upset me the most is the probability that we will die alone and not in our homes. The end-of-life generally means the end of control – – our care is at the whim and sensitivity of others – – those who may work in a hospital, hospice center or nursing home.

My fervent hope, especially as I get older, is that we allow more dignity for the dying in their last hours. If you have been seriously considered end-of-life scenarios for your loved ones work or yourself, you should read this book. ( )
  writemoves | Jul 16, 2017 |
Well written study of a tough subject; it is another brilliant effort by a Pakistani writer,
like Guwande.
Reads well because he uses anecdotes well. ( )
  annbury | Apr 5, 2017 |
In this very valuable book, Dr. Warraich examines how death has changed, and discussing the implications of those changes for all of us. We will all die, and most of us will be involved in the deaths of others. But the way most of us die has changed drastically over the past century. Before then, death usually came quickly, at home, and was usually definitive -- the heart stopped, and so did life. But now death tends to be gradual, and to happen in the arms of the medical industrial complex of hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. It is also, oftentimes, much harder to define - is someone dead when brain function cannot be detected, even if the heart continues to beat and the lungs to breathe? These changes pose problems for patients and care-givers, problems that all too often are not anticipated in advance. Dr. Warraich recommends over and over that people discuss and think about the way they want their lives to end before the crisis comes, and this book provides an enormous amount of information. It that sense, it can be liberating -- I did not find the book at all depressing (though it is painfully sad in some places). Dr. Warraich relies on extensive research and on his experience as a physician to make his points, a deeply satisfying combination. ( )
  annbury | Mar 18, 2017 |
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"There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande's recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying--the whys, wheres, whens, and hows--are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences"--

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