Essay Topic 1
Discuss the six primary avenues leading to death as defined in the Introduction of the book. Which of these avenues affects the elderly principally? Which are more common among the young? Were there any avenues on this list that surprised you? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author’s case study of the woman with breast cancer presented in the Introduction. What are the fears that are illustrated in this example regarding death? What caused the woman the greatest concern about her mother’s passing? How did Dr. Nuland address these fears?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the characteristics of James McCarty in Chapter 1. What evidence described by the author indicates that McCarty was prone to heart problems? How did Dr. Nuland respond when McCarty had a heart attack? What medical procedure was performed?
Essay Topic 4
Define and discuss ischemic heart disease. What are...
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