• Title: A Few Months to Live: Different Paths to Life's End
  • Author: Jana Staton, Roger W. Shuy, Ira Byock
  • Released: 2001-04-13
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 087840841X
  • ISBN13: 978-0878408412
  • ASIN: 087840841X
Review

"A minute, unsparing, yet tender study that gets closer to the thoughts and feelings of the dying (and those around them) than any comparable research known to me.... A very important book, which must be compared to Sherwin Nuland's How We Die." -- Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings



"This book is an excellent example of ethnographic work where the in-depth qualititave approach provides sharp insights into the world of research participants who were facing the most profound of challenges -- the end of their own lives...this book deserves a warm welcome from health professionals." -- Palliative Medicine



"[A] very important book that is critical reading for anyone interested in end of life care. The authors have provided a way to give the dying and their friends and families a voice to facilitate making help more available and responsive to their needs.... [A] classic."--, author of Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives, Associate in Dept. of Psychiatry, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School" -- Phyllis R. Silverman, author of Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives



About the Author

Jana Staton is a researcher with the Missoula Demonstration Project, a community-wide effort in Missoula, Montana to study and transform end-of-life experience and care. She is author of Listening to Families.

Roger Shuy is Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics Emeritus at Georgetown University. He is author of Bureaucratic Language of Government and Business.

Ira Byock, MD, is the cofounder of and principal investigator for the Missoula Demonstration Project and is a research professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Montana. He is author of Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life.

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