A Good Death: A Practical Guide to Maintaining Control of your End-of-Life Journey

by C. Susan Cass RN MS FNP


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781504330480
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781504330503

About the Book

Americans are enjoying the longest life expectancy in United States history, but what does this mean for the over seventy million aging baby boomers? It is expected the majority of the aging population will have two or more chronic health illnesses that will require frequent interactions with the healthcare system and will ultimately contribute to the decline in health realized over the years of one’s life. How do we prepare for when the natural aging process, coupled with the effects of multiple chronic health illnesses, takes its final toll and we are faced with our own mortality? How do we begin to make end-of-life decisions either for ourselves or for someone we love? In today’s complex healthcare environment with advanced technology and treatment options, A Good Death: A Practical Guide to Maintaining Control of your End-of-Life Journey is written to make the eventuality of death and dying a topic of family conversation. It is written to help the reader consider what type of care he or she would want at the end-of-life as well as encourage the reader to take the necessary steps to ensuring he receives that care. It is an invaluable tool in breaking the barrier of silence that surrounds death and dying.


About the Author

C. Susan Cass is a family nurse practitioner with over thirty-five years of experience in healthcare. Throughout her extensive career she has helped hundreds of patients and families address the most difficult questions regarding treatment options and end-of-life care. She is the benefactor of the C. Susan Cass Faculty Excellence Awards at Texas Woman’s University. Ms. Cass graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a BS and MS in Nursing and completed the FNP program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.