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How to Get the Death You Want is for those reaching the end of life and for their caring friends, relatives, advocates, and caretakers. John Abraham describes the formidable challenges faced by those who wish to avoid months or years of painful treatment after they no longer have any hope of recovering any reasonable quality of life. Specific subjects include the nature of physical death; legal documents to clarify one's wishes; the need for a strong advocate to have the patient's wishes honored; moral questions that must be considered; means of dying painlessly once the decision is made; and much more, including how to respond to reluctant doctors, and the value of humor in communicating with a dying patient. Abraham is an Episcopal priest, but he emphasizes that this is not a religious book. It is intended for people of all faiths or no faith.
The book carries strong endorsements from a number of well-known authorities on death, dying, grief and mourning, including Derek Humphry and Rabbi Earl Grollman.