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The Resource The last goodnights : assisting my parents with their suicides, John West

The last goodnights : assisting my parents with their suicides, John West

Label
The last goodnights : assisting my parents with their suicides
Title
The last goodnights
Title remainder
assisting my parents with their suicides
Statement of responsibility
John West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A husband and wife, both medical professionals, are gravely ill. Rather than living in pain, they choose to end their lives, and they turn to their son for help. Despite the legal risks and emotional turmoil it is sure to cause him, he agrees - and ultimately performs an act of love more difficult than any other." "The Last Goodnights provides a unique, powerful, and unflinching look deep inside the reality of one of the most galvanizing issues of our time: assisted suicide. Told with intensity and bare honesty, John West's account of the deaths of two brave people is both gritty and loving, frightening and illuminating, nerve-wracking and even, at times, darkly humorous. As West's story places him in the middle of one of the most difficult experiences anyone can endure, it also offers a powerful testament to the act of death by choice, and reveals all the reasons why end-of-life issues are far too personal for government intrusion."
  • "Intimately told, The Last Goodnights displays the unnecessary pain and suffering that is often forced upon dying people and their families, and honors the choice to die with purpose and dignity. In the end, this story is not just about death - it is also about love, courage, and autonomy."--BOOK JACKET
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West, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • West, John
  • Assisted suicide
  • Parents
Label
The last goodnights : assisting my parents with their suicides, John West
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0826/2008035698.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The beginning -- Honors and horrors -- Make my bed. close my eyes -- The morning after -- The next beginning -- March madness -- Remembering and preparing -- K's last day -- The last goodnight -- The morning after, again -- The aftermath
Control code
000043327031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9781582435572
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The last goodnights : assisting my parents with their suicides, John West
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0826/2008035698.html
Publication
Contents
The beginning -- Honors and horrors -- Make my bed. close my eyes -- The morning after -- The next beginning -- March madness -- Remembering and preparing -- K's last day -- The last goodnight -- The morning after, again -- The aftermath
Control code
000043327031
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9781582435572
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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