«Il mio scopo è reclamare uno spazio pubblico alla morte: è importante che tutti ne possano parlare apertamente. Il mio mezzo sono le storie, storie di persone che potrebbero essere vostri amici, fratelli, genitori e figli. Storie di persone che riescono ad amare e vivere intensamente la vita che stanno per abbandonare non perché siano persone eccezionali, ma perché è così che si comportano gli umani.»
In quest’opera coraggiosa e importante, Kathryn Mannix, medico e pioniere della medicina palliativa, esplora il tabù più grande della nostra società: la morte. Attraverso alcune storie indimenticabili riesce a trasmettere un messaggio importante a chi ancora vive, rispondendo con onestà a tutte le nostre domande sulla fine. La notte non fa paura è un libro per tutti noi, che racconta di come la morte non debba necessariamente essere dolorosa e spaventosa, se viene affrontata con la consapevolezza della verità.
- ISBN: 8867003259
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 384
This is an excellent all-round guide to preparation for death. It’s based around relatable stories of the patients Mannix met in her decades working in the fields of cancer treatment and hospice care. She has a particular interest in combining CBT with palliative care to help the dying approach thei Leggi tutto
To completely re-write the original quote that Benjamin Franklin made; there are three things that are certain in life; taxes, your computer crashing and death. The final of these inevitable events will happen to every single person on this planet at some point in the future. Even though it is one t Leggi tutto
In brief - Best book of the year without question. A powerful and moving read. In full This is the story of some of Dr Kathryn Mannix's patients. She has written this because, as a palliative care specialist of 30 years, she has seen a lot of people dying. She is also aware of the lack of information Leggi tutto
Surprisingly peaceful and comforting. Well worth reading.
I listened to this audiobook and I was very impressed with this book. The book shares the stories of a palliative care doctor and the people she gets to know who are facing death. Unfortunately in our society we seem to have become afraid of dying and being able to talk to people facing death. This is Leggi tutto
2.5 stars WITH THE END IN MIND is written for the public perspective and not professionals working with the grieving, in my opinion. It takes an anecdotal story approach to representing a variety of death, dying and grieving situations and conversations that many might find potentially helpful. I tri Leggi tutto
This is wonderful. It is similar in many respects to Ira Byock 's great work Dying Well . I have referred to that one a number of times when talking to people who were in fear of their death, and I can see how this one would be even more comforting. Mannix has a touch of rose-colored glasses, but I gu Leggi tutto
Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial is written from her own experiences as a specialist in palliative care, and this proved, for me, both its strength and its downfall. The book is structured around a series of fictionalised case studies drawn from Mann Leggi tutto
An emotional journey through one woman’s experience working in palliative medicine that challenges pre conceptions about the field while encouraging thoughts and discussions around our own mortality. This book tells dozens of stories about people facing the end of their lives, and how best medical an Leggi tutto
I was a bit startled by some of the negative reviews for this book which I read when I was half way through. I can’t agree with any of them as I thought it a well balanced, kind, considerate and helpful book which raises issues we really should be engaging with now. They say that the Victorians were Leggi tutto
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