Saturday, February 03, 2018

With the End in Mind - Kathryn Mannix

The primary thought on reading this book is that if you enjoyed Being Mortal by Atul Gawande then this very much feels like a companion read.  One that I think that everyone should read and share with their loved ones.

Dr Kathryn Mannix is a palliative care Consultant and in this book she writes about her experiences of working with dying patients.  She looks at the pattern of dying and what most people will experience as they die.  Her insights into the support of the patient and the care of their families are demonstrate a level of care that we would all hope to experience, yet I feel is lacking in many peoples experiences.

She doesn't fill up the book with pages of medical jargon, but instead talks about  many of the patients that she has met during the years and how her job helps them to deal with end of life care. 5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

I don't imagine most people who help the dying are that compassionate, unfortunately. It's probably just a job to them.