Books tagged: end of life

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Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
This is a Summary of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, where this bestselling author tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
Defying the Call
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A futile though human effort to deny the inevitable final summons of Nature.
Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
(5.00)
Character driven short stories dealing with an undocumented immigrant, a runaway slave, coming of age experiences, a love story and end of life.
A Hodge Podge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What does a boat at sea have to do with a frog and a princess? Nothing! For your pleasure, Top Writers Block has put together a collection of stories and poems at random. We hope they will encourage you to buy their 2015 collections. As always, all the authors' proceeds go to Sea Shepherd, who protect our oceans and the life within.
Angels Unawares
Price: Free! Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Joshua Earl wants to die at home, but he has no one to care for him there. In a desperate last attempt, he asks a social worker to contact his ex-wife Laura, whom he has not seen for over thirty years. And Laura says yes to his request, setting off a series of events that turns his dying into a new life, not only for him but also for the numerous others that appear at his bedside.
Potter of the Souls--A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature
(5.00)
Faced with spending the remainder of his days in a depressing nursing home, Luke spends his time yearning for the eternal nap, and the day he will once again see the love of his life.
Distemper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by Atomic Quill Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A septet of very short stories exploring anger and those who refuse it. Combining laconic eloquence and allegorical power, Timothy Dugdale explores how people try to impose themselves on others out of fear and existential rage.
The Framoid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A god-like intelligence arises from the machine intelligence of earth. Humanity spasms, is wracked with fear. It knows us, manipulates us! Destroy it at any cost! A race of telepaths is born. The Ren evolve into an 'overmind' that also is alien, but gorgeously sensitive. Star seed journey begins for the Ren telepaths. The Framoid is destroyed!
When You Are Dying: A Personal Exploration of Life, Suffering, and Belief
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Gilead Books Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement
This moving book was written with great difficulty by an Anglican priest with motor neurone disease at the end of his life, and its ruthless honesty is challenging and compelling. It will be helpful to many who face life-shortening illnesses themselves or in those they love. This book is a thoughtful reflection on the encounter with dying and death and the issues they raise about faith in God.
Transition: A Guide Booklet for the End of Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Pain management
This ebooklet changes a frightening event into a poignant experience. It is a simple, easy to understand explanation of the shut down process associated with death. The emotional aspects, physical considerations as well as suggestions for children are all included. Used by so many Hospice organizations for years, I promised I would keep it in circulation.