Extreme Measures

by Jessica Nutik Zitter
Extreme Measures
  • ISBN-13: 9780525533412
  • Author(s): Jessica Nutik Zitter
  • Subject: Family & health
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Avery
  • Publication Date: 26-08-2021
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.99
In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Currently, the old and the ill are intubated, catheterised, and even shelved away in care facilities to live out their final days alone, confused, and sometimes in pain. In her work, Zitter has learned to understand that what patients fear more than death itself is the prospect of dying alone. Filled with the kinds of rich patient stories that make the most compelling medical narratives, Extreme Measures thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.
About the book

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Currently, the old and the ill are intubated, catheterised, and even shelved away in care facilities to live out their final days alone, confused, and sometimes in pain. In her work, Zitter has learned to understand that what patients fear more than death itself is the prospect of dying alone. Filled with the kinds of rich patient stories that make the most compelling medical narratives, Extreme Measures thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.