Can I Die Better Than a Dog?: One Woman’s Experience of Hospice Care and a Plea for Death with Dignity
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At present in much of the United States, terminally ill patients do not have the option to choose a dignified death. So instead of being given a shot by a physician that would allow them a quick end, some patients starve to death since the digestive track is one of the first systems to shut down during the dying process. This starvation period can last a long time-two months in the case of my grandmother. This book shows the detailed experience of what it was like to watch my loving grandmother slowly starve to death and begin to hallucinate. It is also a call for establishing death-with-dignity legislation. We have the power to treat our terminally ill patients better.