Life and Death on Your Own Terms by Lofty L. Basta
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Life and Death on Your Own Terms
By Lofty L. Basta

Life and Death on Your Own Terms

By (author) See other recent books by Lofty L. Basta
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Life and Death on Your Own Terms by Lofty L. Basta

Book Description

This insightful, compassionate, and lucidly written handbook by a world-renowned cardiologist is also a personal testimonial by a surviving cancer patient and an informative guide to end-of-life issues. Dr Basta relies on his medical expertise and first-hand experience with a life-threatening illness to critique our death-denying, technologically obsessed culture, and gives patients the means to take control of their final days. He underscores that physicians, the public, and society as a whole must come to terms with the unalterable truth that life is finite and that medical intervention beyond a certain point only prolongs suffering. When a cure or hope of a better life ceases to be achievable, he urges comprehensive palliative care, which attends to the patient's physical comfort, emotional reassurance, and spiritual encouragement.To ensure that patients are empowered to provide for their final needs, he provides a revolutionary, clear, simple, and medical-scenario-specific Advance Care Plan, which gives each of us the opportunity to execute all-important life-and-death decisions before we are afflicted with a serious health problem and before decisions are irrevocable. In sum, this book is a tribute to the highly treasured doctor-patient relationship. Readers who feel that doctors have lost touch with the patient's perspective will welcome Dr Basta's empathy and caring tone.

Buy Life and Death on Your Own Terms book by Lofty L. Basta from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781573929189
ISBN-10: 1573929182
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Life and Death on Your Own Terms book by Lofty L. Basta and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Lofty L. Basta

L. L. Basta, M.D. (Clearwater, FL), is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of South Florida and a cardiologist with Clearwater Cardiovascular and Interventional Consultants

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Lofty L. Basta close
» close