Letting Go: How to Plan for a Good Death

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5.3 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Dr Charlie Corke is currently President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand. He is the regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning (www.myvalues.org.au). Dr Corke lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision-making, was featured on the ABC in the film In the End, and is a regular contributor to radio.


"In crisp, clear prose Corke confronts the reader with the scenario most of us in Western society are likely to face after a period of declining health and function: ambulance, hospital, unconsciousness, no plan in place, family disagreements about treatment, escalation of medical intervention, and finally, our last days spent "connected to machines, cared for by strangers, and separated from family"...As a manual for how to avoid ending up in the ICU, in what one of Corke's patients called "the bad bit at the end", Letting Go is a guide book for our age."
--The Saturday Age

"A book to reflect on and contemplate as it has resonance for us as practitioners, human beings, and society as a whole."
--Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research at Hospice UK

"This is a useful how-to manual for everybody who will at some point face death (which is of course all of us)."
--Weekend Australian