Book Description of Dying Made Easy (er)
Stories of American prowess in technology and medicine abound. And while these achievements have extended the lives of patients, they have not always extended the quality of those lives. As the older population in America skyrockets, more and more people who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as those who love them, must grapple with the devastating decision of how they will forestall–or face–death. In Dying Made Easy (er) by Myra Bennett, we are guided through the diverse phases and considerations of the end of life by an experienced traveler who’s spent many hours “as a guest in the sacred place of the dying.”
Bennett, who is the co-founder of Compassionate Crossings in Sacramento, has seen it all. She’s witnessed the dying process unfold in beautiful ways, with gifts for all involved, and she’s seen it devolve into a series of anguished mishaps that leave the family praying for an early transition. As there are no opportunities for rehearsals or do-overs, Bennett is committed to helping us better understand dying as the last–but not the least–chapter of life, and to helping us dream what this chapter might look like. In her warm and wise book, we learn how to turn this dream into a personal reality that will meet not only our deep-felt needs and desires but also those of our family and loved ones
Meet the author:
Myra has been a student of death and dying since she experienced the loss of her husband in 2001. The years that would follow saw the loss of many friends and family as well, which gave her life experiences she would later use to care for patients as a hospice nurse at a large national hospice agency.
Today Myra is a certified end of life doula at Compassionate Crossings in Sacramento where she not only guides and supports terminally ill persons and their families, she also speaks and educates on all subjects related to death and dying.
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My review: 4/5
Death, dying, grief and grief resources are subjects that interest me a lot. Without meaning to be trite, death is inevitable. How we prepare for the passing of our loved ones and for our own death is what is important. I know the confusion that went on in my family with my parents’ last illnesses and death. I wish these things were discussed in detail much earlier. And this is why Dying Made Easy (er) is such a treasure house of both philosophical and practical wisdom,
The book covers trusts, power of attorney, estate planning, ,etc. Also helpful resources to help people make the difficult decision of knowing when it’s time to let your loved one go.
I loved the tone of Myra’s writing. A end-of-life doula, I can imagine her walking people through the hard times, gently and compassionately.