Between Life and Death
Less than a century ago, most people died at home. Today, 80 percent of Americans die in institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes. The dying process—once a visible reality of life—now hides behind a complex web of medical technology, and few Americans discuss end-of-life care before it becomes urgent. Faced with crucial decisions, Christian patients and loved ones struggle to understand how their faith should inform their treatment. Covering topics such as ventilators, dialysis, artificially administered nutrition, physician-assisted suicide, hospice, and more, this book offers a distinctly Christian guide to end-of-life care, simplifying common medical jargon and exploring biblical principles that individuals and families need in order to navigate the transition from this life to the next.
Kathryn Butler M.D.