Debra Oliver


David B. Oliver has spent much of his life studying and teaching about aging and end-of-life care. When diagnosed in 2011 with Stage Four nasopharyngeal cancer, he realized that this was his ultimate teaching opportunity—the chance for an educator to experience and chronicle terminal cancer from the patient's perspective. In this groundbreaking and inspiring book, Oliver makes the most of that opportunity, sharing what 'dying well' can teach us about life, love, and hope. David passed away on March 14, 2015 completing his Exit Strategy. He died at home, pain free, surrounded by others, and excited until the end.

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Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.

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