‘The Good Death: An exploration of dying in America’ reviewed by Caroline Pearce.

‘The Good Death: An exploration of dying in America’ by Ann Neumann (Beacon Press, 2016). Is it possible to have a ‘good’ death? And if so what might constitute a ‘good death’? In her book — The Good Death: An exploration of dying in America — writer and journalist Ann Neumann addresses questions familiar to Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line’ by Sharon R. Kaufman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Ordinary Medicine’ by Sharon R. Kaufman (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives. In today’s aging society, however, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard to see—it’s being obscured by Read the full article…