As cancer rates soar, and the issue of "self-deliverance" stays in the headlines, the American pre-occupation with death and dying has never been more intense. In this remarkable new book, Bert Keizer, a Dutch doctor with training in philosophy as well as medicine, probes these concerns with understanding and insight as he shares with us his extraordinary experiences among the terminally ill.
We follow Keizer through his days at a nursing home in Holland as he listens to his patients' stories, documents their battle with disease, and witnesses their taking their own lives in order to die with dignity. All this is given counterpoint by the trio of doctors with whom Keizer works, whose outlooks range from detachment to despair to naive faith in the power of medicine. And throughout are Keizer's brilliant, often startling meditations on the nature of his work--shedding new light on such topics as the placebo effect, the oddness of the verb "to die," and, of course, euthanasia, which is legal in Holland.
A surprise bestseller in Holland, where it was praised for its humanity, scope, and emotional power, Dancing with Mr. D is an inspiring and powerful narrative that vividly frames the issues we will all confront when we make our final journey
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Descrizione libro Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New. First. (First American, February 1997 stated and number line starts with 1.) Appears never read or opened but has remainder spot on bottom. Dust jacket is not price clipped ($23.95). Codice libro della libreria 001985
Descrizione libro Nan A. Talese / Doubleday. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0385484976 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0181406
Descrizione libro Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0385484976
Descrizione libro Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0385484976