Dr. Stephen Doran presents the Catholic viewpoint on the art of dying well, drawing on his extensive experience as a neurosurgeon, bioethicist, and perpetual deacon. The spiritual and moral concerns surrounding death and the dying process may be difficult and convoluted. To Die Well is a comprehensive but easily understandable reference to these themes.
Each chapter opens with a personal or professional narrative from Dr. Doran's life that not only gives context for the issue at hand but also gradually pulls the reader into the human realities of dying. The first section is concerned with the moral difficulties surrounding death and dying, particularly end-of-life medical choices. The second section is dedicated to the Catholic spiritual perspective of dying and the ceremonies that follow a Catholic's death.
To Die Well will assist readers in thinking about, praying about, and preparing for the end of their earthly existence.
Paperback. 219 pages.
Size (HxW): 8 x 5.31 (in).