How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Topics for Discussion

Sherwin B. Nuland
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Discuss the perception of death as a myth.

Discuss the perception of dignity in death.

Discuss the death of Katie Mason. Was there dignity in her death?

Discuss the two methods of suicide mentioned in How We Die that were described as "eminently sensible." Why are they sensible? Why not?

Discuss the physician's responsibility to the patient.

Discuss the role of the family doctor.

Discuss how hope plays a part in death from the viewpoint of the physician and that of a patient.

Where do you believe the next biggest step in medical progress will be, and why.

Remember someone you had witnessed die from a lethal disease: personally or in a movie. Were any of the discussions of the lethal diseases in How We Die similar to the situation you remember?

The author declared his purpose in writing and publishing How We Die...

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