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Knocking on heaven's door : the path to a better way of death / Katy Butler.

Butler, Katy, 1949- (author.).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Series Information

Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ligonier PL - Ligonier LP 362.17 B (Text) 73571200084939 Large Print Adult Nonfiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 616.029 BUTL (Text) 39231032844165 Large Print Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 362.175 BUTLER LP 2013 (Text) 39206021011562 Large Print Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 362.17 But LgP (Text) 70741000124937 Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410463234 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410463230 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 519 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. 1: The stroke. Along came a blackbird ; A year of grace ; Rites of passage -- Pt. 2: Fast medicine. The tyranny of hope ; Inventing lifesaving and transforming death ; My father's open heart -- Pt. 3: Ordeal. Not getting better ; Dharma sisters ; Broke-down palace ; White water -- Pt. 4: Rebellion. The sorcerer's apprentice ; The business of lifesaving ; Deactivation -- Pt. 5: Acceptance. The art of dying ; Afterward -- Pt. 6: Grace. Valerie makes up her mind ; Old plum tree bent and gnarled -- Pt. 7: Into the light. A better way of death ; A map through the labyrinth ; Notes for a new art of dying.
Summary, etc.:
"A blend of memoir and investigation of the choices we face when our terror of death collides with the technological imperatives of modern medicine"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Butler, Katy, 1949- > Family.
Terminal care.
Terminal care > Decision making.
Euthanasia > Moral and ethical aspects.
Adult children of aging parents > Family relationships.
Large type books.

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