Last Rights

Last Rights tells the stories of people who suffered needlessly, as well as people who completed their lives in ease and comfort. It describes doctors and health systems unschooled in care of the terminally ill, as well as physicians, nurses and hospitals that know how to help people complete their life’s remaining tasks with calm and even joy. It relates the experiences of families who were frustrated by excessive care of their loved ones with callous indifference at backbreaking expense, as well as families whose care-taking of a dying loved one meant days filled with love and fulfillment.

Author: Stephen Kiernan