Read more about the issue of assisted sucide and dying with dignity. The following list offers books on both sides of the issue.

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Check out the Village Life Review of Derek Humphry's bestselling book "Final Exit." Does this bestselling book encourage suicide? The author details methods by which suicide may be anything but painless, but he also tells how to make it nearly painless.

  • At Home With Terminal Illness This unique, easy-to-use guide is organized alphabetically and covers all topics of concern for the caregiver of a terminally ill patient being cared for at home. Written in plain, simple English, this book contains no medical jargon to confuse the lay person.

  • Celebrate Life: Hope for a Culture Preoccupied With Death

  • A Chosen Death: The Cying Confront Assisted Suicide Through his sensitively written narratives and poignant -- often hanuting -- photographs, Dr. Shavelson offers moving accounts of five terminally ill people who faced the choice of ending their own lives. The author's own experiences with assisted suicide add another eloquent voice ot the book. 15 photos.

  • Dying Well Drawing on the wisdom of leading medical, nursing, religious and ethics scholars, the authors weave a narrative which show social conditions, medical capacities, theological beliefs and ethical imperatives that shape our quest for graceful dying. The book is designed for short study courses, such as adult classes in congreagtaions, college classes, and high school retreats.

  • Facing Death: Conversations with Cancer Patients

  • Final Choices: To Live ot to Die in an Age of Medical Technology

  • Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide The phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller that has the world talking -- a practical guide for the terminally isl to dying with dignity through assisted suicide. Finally available in paperback, this considerate book is for mature adults who are considering the option of ending their lives because of unbearable pain or terminal illness.

  • The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae)

  • Hospice Care for Children

  • The Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying

  • Jean's Way by Derek Humphry Paperback List: $8.00 -- Price: $7.20 -- You Save: $0.80(10%)

  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies by Dr. Therese Rando Paperback List: $12.95 -- Price: $11.65 --

  • Letting Go: Morrie's Reflections on Living While Dying When at the age of 75, former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz learned that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly know as Lou Gehrig's Disease, rather than withdraw, as many people diagnosed with a terminal disease choose to do, he embraced his illness, choosing to live as fully as possible in the time he had left. "Letting Go" presents Morrie's remarkable philosophy on living and dying, speaking directly to America's difficulty in letting go of life, with the compassion and pragmatism of one who has been there.

  • Let Me Die Before I Wake by Derek Humphry Paperback List: $10.00 -- Price: $9.00 -- You Save: $1.00(10%)

  • The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time

  • The Life And Death Dilemma Is it ever right to choose death? What's the difference between murder and mercy? This book gets to the gut issues every family inevitably encounters. Written by someone acquainted with suffering, this work offers the practical, biblical answers families and individuals need for the agonizing questions they must face. Includes discussion guide.

  • Matters of Life and Death

  • Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death, and Healing Kearney shows readers that they can learn to die well -- whole, healed, and accepting. Sharing his own case studies, Kearney examines how many patients overcome their soul pain. He shows the importance of inner or depth work, and explains how he has helped, or failed to help, the dying. Ultimately, readers learn that there are no easy answers. Diagrams throughout.

  • Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son Despite his medical training, Dr. Livingston finds himself ill-equipped for the emotional anguish and helplessness he feels as he tries to rebuild his life after watching his son die from leukemia. This heart-breakingly beautiful account of his struggle to maintain hope and strength teaches that love is the ultimate act of faith.

  • Parental Loss of a Child by Therese A. Rando Paperback List: $22.95 -- Price: $22.95

  • Sharing the Darkness: The Spirituality of Caring

  • Signs of Life: A Memoir of Hospice, Home and Hope

  • A Sociology of the Afterlife Walter (sociology, U. of Reading, England) investigates how modern institutions operate as though there were only this one world, though many people still profess belief in an afterlife. Contributing to the study of secularization, he explains what caused the demise of immortality, its extent and consequences, its prospects, how it relates to the modern way of death, whether it has been affected by modern ideas of love and relationships, and whether it has any connection to the recent rise of interest in ghosts and reincarnation. Annotation c. by Book News, inc., Portland, OR.

  • The Trial and Death of Socrates

  • Trial of Socrates In unraveling the long-hidden issues in the most famous free speech case of all time, Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek civilization and gives us an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to our socity today.

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