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Let's talk about death (over dinner) : an invitation and guide to life's most important conversation

Author: Michael Hebb
Publisher: London : Orion Spring, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of the many critical conversations we will all have throughout our lifetime, few are as important as the ones discussing death--and not just the practical considerations, such as DNRs and wills, but what we fear, what we hope, and how we want to be remembered. Yet few of these conversations are actually happening. Inspired by his experience with his own father and countless stories from others who regret not having  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hebb
ISBN: 9781841882994 1841882992 9781841882987 1841882984
OCLC Number: 1056629080
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Offering permission --
Chapter 2. Extending the invitation --
The Prompts --
If you had only thirty days left to live, how would you spend them? Your last day? Your last hour? --
What foods do you remember a departed loved one cooking for you? --
If you were to design your own funeral or memorial, what would it look like? --
Is there an excess of medical intervention at the end of life --
Do you have your will, advance-care directives, and power of attorney complete, and if not, why? --
What is the most significant end-of-life experience of which you've been a part? --
Why don't we talk about death? --
How do you talk to kids about death? --
Do you believe in an afterlife? --
Would you ever consider doctor-assisted suicide? --
What song would you want played at your funeral? Who would sing it? --
Are you an organ donor? --
What does a good death look like? --
What do you want done with your body? --
Are there certain deaths we should never speak of? --
If you could extend your life, how many years would you add? Twenty, fifty, one hundred, forever? --
What do you want your legacy to be? --
How long should we grieve? --
What would you eat for your last meal? --
Is there a way you want to feel on your deathbed? --
What would you want people to say about you at your funeral? --
How do you end a conversation about death? --
Acknowledgments --
Recommendations for further reading --
Our family of resources --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Hebb.

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A thought-provoking and practical guide encouraging us to change the way we talk about death, by the founder of the global Death Over Dinner movement  Read more...

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Michael Hebb is a natural storyteller: Authentic, vulnerable, and with the skill to draw an audience into an utterly unique and vibrant idea that has gathered international attention and acclaim. * Read more...

 
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