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The Way to Go, Portrait of a Residential Hospice

Marietta Pritchard

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ISBN 10: 1495140113 / ISBN 13: 9781495140112
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Title: The Way to Go, Portrait of a Residential ...

Publisher: Impress

Book Condition:Very Good

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Where would we like to die? At home, most of us would say. The Way to Go, looks at another, equally humane option, a small, freestanding residential hospice in Amherst, Mass., the Hospice of the Fisher Home. This is a homelike place, where death is not an enemy, and where, while sadness and loss are acknowledged, everything is done to help residents end their lives in comfort and dignity, and to bring peace to grieving families.

The book brings together excerpts from the author's journal as a volunteer, along with life stories of several residents, and profiles of a devoted professional staff -- a team collaborating to combine first-class medicine with affection and everyday comforts.

This book offers a layered, candid portrait of a place where the author and others would be content to live out their days -- the way to go.

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Marietta Pritchard is a writer and former newspaper editor living in Amherst, Massachusetts. A book about her family, Among Strangers, was published by Impress in 2010.

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