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Dancing with Mister D: Notes on Life and Death

Bert Keizer

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ISBN 10: 0552996912 / ISBN 13: 9780552996914
Published by Black Swan, 1997
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Dancing with Mister D: Notes on Life and ...

Publisher: Black Swan

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This is a doctor's memoir of caring for the terminally ill in a nursing home in Holland. The patients, both young and old are described with empathy, their stories interspersed with philosophical discussions between three doctors working at the home.

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As cancer rates soar, and the issue of "self-deliverance" stays in the headlines, the American pre-occupation with death and dying has never been more intense. In this remarkable new book, Bert Keizer, a Dutch doctor with training in philosophy as well as medicine, probes these concerns with understanding and insight as he shares with us his extraordinary experiences among the terminally ill.

We follow Keizer through his days at a nursing home in Holland as he listens to his patients' stories, documents their battle with disease, and witnesses their taking their own lives in order to die with dignity. All this is given counterpoint by the trio of doctors with whom Keizer works, whose outlooks range from detachment to despair to naive faith in the power of medicine. And throughout are Keizer's brilliant, often startling meditations on the nature of his work--shedding new light on such topics as the placebo effect, the oddness of the verb "to die," and, of course, euthanasia, which is legal in Holland.

A surprise bestseller in Holland, where it was praised for its humanity, scope, and emotional power, Dancing with Mr. D is an inspiring and powerful narrative that vividly frames the issues we will all confront when we make our final journey

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