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Book Review: “It’s OK to Die” by Monica Williams-Murphy and Kristian Murphy

Making difficult decisions about end of life care

“It’s OK to Die” was written by Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, an emergency room physician, and her husband, Kristian Murphy. Dr. Williams-Murphy writes about how difficult it is to treat critically ill people who do not have advance directives. If the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Shining Season” by William Buchanan

A cancer-stricken athlete makes the most of the time he has left

In “A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker,” William Buchanan tells the story of what appears to be an overwhelming defeat turned into a triumph that no one could have predicted. In 1969, there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Extreme Measures” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D.

An ICU physician discusses the American way of death and points towards a new approach

“Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. is a book about America’s extraordinarily dysfunctional relationship with death. It is also, in many ways, a deeply personal memoir — a chronicle of an … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Flying in Place” by Susan Palwick

A ghost returns from beyond to help her sister

“Flying in Place” by Susan Palwick is a novel about coming to grips with trauma and death…and with life as well. All her life, 12-year-old Emma has lived in the shadow of Ginny, her older sister who died mysteriously before Emma … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Garth Stein comments on the human condition through the eyes of man’s best friend

Understanding a person’s outlook on death seems easy enough. After all, here at SevenPonds, it is our priority to encourage discussions about the end of life. But have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind when it faces death? … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Good Death” by Ann Neumann

A journalist questions our laws and attitudes about end of life care

After Ann Neumann’s father died following a long illness, she felt lost. For more than a year, she traveled from city to city across the globe looking to fill the massive crater that her father’s death left. When she returned to the … Continue reading

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