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by Derek Humphry

Tells the stories of the sick and terminally ill who have practiced rational suicide, and discusses the ethical issues
Download Let Me Die Before I Wake: Hemlock's Book of Self-Deliverance for the Dying epub
ISBN: 096060300X
ISBN13: 978-0960603008
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: Derek Humphry
Language: English
Publisher: Natl Hemlock Society; Large Print, Subsequent edition (March 1, 1991)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1197 kb
FB2 size: 1841 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 164
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Gold as Heart
The title says it all -- I don't want a lot of suffering before it's my time to go. God will go me a great favor if he "Lets me die before I wake." I watched my wonderful mother and father suffer horribly (years apart from each other); it would have been so much easier for them If they had died in their sleep.
This book makes an unapologetic and straight-forward argument for personal ownership of our lives and death's. It was difficult to read at times simply because of the topic. It's well written and thought provoking.
Touchy subject handled in a straightforward, informative, non-judgemental way. Collection of true stories about people who have struggled with difficult end-of-life decisions. Difficult to read at times given the subject matter, and stories can get tedious, but overall a good read if you or someone you know is faced with this dilemma.
Put This Away for When You Need It!
This book provides information on the Hemlock Society which in a nut shell believes all people who are suffering have the right to die without suffering. Stories are to the point and real. The author has made his contribution to society..
Interesting book, however, the material is quite outdated. The methodology they recommend is not applicable today as many of the medications they suggest using are nearly impossible to get any more.
What was vaguely addressed in this book was that suicide because of depression or mental problems is a very poor choice and should not be the first option but euthanasia for those suffering agonizing, debilitating illness should be a choice made when the mind of the victim is still lucid enough to make such a final decision. If you were in excruciating pain from which there was no relief, bedridden, and no hope for any quality of life ever, you might give this book 5 stars. In that situation, you would fully understand why ending life may be the very best thing to do for yourself. I deducted one star because the problem of suicide because of depression needed to be further discussed and discouraged more strongly.
Very good book.