首頁外文書人文心理勵志 〉With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
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With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial


作者  /  Kathryn Mannix

出版社 / William Collins

出版日期 / 2017/12/28

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$599

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「一本講述死亡這個永遠艱難的話題,充滿啟發性的書,」─柯克斯評論

「死亡的藝術已變成被遺忘的智慧,每一個即將消逝的生命都是生者重新修復這門藝術的機會」─凱瑟琳‧曼尼斯,本書作者


醫學的發達延長了人類的平均壽命,但也因此改變了我們對於死亡的看法,大多數的人已經無法從容接受死亡是每段人生必然的結局,現在大多對於死亡的態度是避而不談,甚至是禁忌話題。

作者凱瑟琳‧曼尼斯在英國的緩和醫療機構工作了三十年,本身也是個認知行為治療師,她的病人大多都是生命即將走到盡頭的人們,曼尼斯將他們的故事整理蒐集在這本書中,你可以看到跳舞到最後一刻的舞者、為了母親縫製抱枕的少女、受盡病魔折磨還是不放棄的退休教師,從中我們可以發現,每個人過生活的態度將會影響面對死亡的方式,並且從他們的故事中,也許我們可以看見自己人生的倒影,從中重新學習面對死亡的態度,這是一本獻給所有人的書。

In this unprecedented book, palliative medicine pioneer Dr Kathryn Mannix explores the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death. Told through a series of beautifully crafted stories taken from nearly four decades of clinical practice, her book answers the most intimate questions about the process of dying with touching honesty and humanity. She makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and understanding. With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, ill and healthy. Open these pages and you will find stories about people who are like you, and like people you know and love. You will meet Holly, who danced her last day away; Eric, the retired head teacher who, even with Motor Neurone Disease, gets things done; loving, tender-hearted Nelly and Joe, each living a lonely lie to save their beloved from distress; and Sylvie, 19, dying of leukaemia, sewing a cushion for her mum to hug by the fire after she has died. These are just four of the book's thirty-odd stories of normal humans, dying normal human deaths. They show how the dying embrace living not because they are unusual or brave, but because that's what humans do. By turns touching, tragic, at times funny and always wise, they offer us illumination, models for action, and hope. Read this book and you'll be better prepared for life as well as death.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681531373009
ISBN 13 /9780008245597
ISBN 10 /0008245592
EAN /9780008245597

頁數352
尺寸21.1X13.6X2.6CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
成份0.00




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