The Curious Autodidact

March 1, 2015

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Filed under: book related,end of life,media related,women heroes — Honilima @ 11:26 pm

Read the book Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler, or listen to the interview on WAMU’s Diane Rehm show, or read the review of the book in the New York Times. Butler’s parents were educated determined people that were independent thinkers and involved in their community. When her father fell ill she found that the doctors were paid to do things to expand not enhance his days. Her story is a personal and well-told tale of a nightmare too many people fall into when the medical system takes over with end of life care. This is an important book about medical over-treatment and end of life choices that will serve as a cautionary tale for most and make people pause before the pace maker choice is made in haste.

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