And a Time to Die

Personal accounts in the media would suggest that those days of unnecessary suffering are also an affront to the dignity ... They felt strongly that families should be “allowed the time they need” to consider death's approach, to make a ...

Author: Sharon Kaufman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743282529

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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Most Americans, when pressed, have a vague sense of how they would like to die. They may imagine a quick and painless end or a gentle passing away during sleep. Some may wish for time to prepare and make peace with themselves, their friends, and their families. Others would prefer not to know what's coming, a swift, clean break. Yet all fear that the reality will be painful and prolonged; all fear the loss of control that could accompany dying. That fear is justified. It is also historically unprecedented. In the past thirty years, the advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health, the expectation that a critically ill person need not die, and the conviction that medicine should routinely thwart death have significantly changed where, when, and how Americans die and put us all in the position of doing something about death. In a penetrating and revelatory study, medical anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes -- the hospital, where most Americans die today. In the hospital world, the deep, irresolvable tension between the urge to extend life at all costs and the desire to allow "letting go" is rarely acknowledged, yet it underlies everything that happens there among patients, families, and health professionals. Over the course of two years, Kaufman observed and interviewed critically ill patients, their families, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff at three community hospitals. In...And a Time to Die, her research places us at the heart of that science-driven yet fractured and often irrational world of health care delivery, where empathetic yet frustrated, hard-working yet constrained professionals both respond to and create the anxieties and often inchoate expectations of patients and families, who must make "decisions" they are ill-prepared to make. Filled with actual conversations between patients and doctors, families and hospital staff,...And a Time to Die clearly and carefully exposes the reasons for complicated questions about medical care at the end of life: for example, why "heroic" treatment so often overrides "humane" care; why patients and families are ambivalent about choosing death though they claim to want control; what constitutes quality of life and life itself; and, ultimately, why a "good" death is so elusive. In elegant, compelling prose, Kaufman links the experiences of patients and families, the work of hospital staff, and the ramifications of institutional bureaucracy to show the invisible power of the hospital system itself -- its rules, mandates, and daily activity -- in shaping death and our individual experience of it. ...And a Time to Die is a provocative, illuminating, and necessary read for anyone working in or navigating the health care system today, providing a much-needed road map to the disorienting territory of the hospital, where we all are asked to make life-and-death choices.

Time to Die

“What would you do?” he asked. “Bury her where she was found, beside the well. Bury her at once, in the place where she died.” “That's very pretty,” Mark said, “and I hate to be sordid, but you can't bury people near wells.

Author: Hilda Lawrence

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486827605

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When an attractive young woman on vacation disappears and is found brutally slain, detective Mark East investigates her background and discovers that she wasn't at all what she seemed.

No Time to Die The Unofficial Retrospective

path when it came to enjoying this film. No Time to Die is a film of bold narrative decisions and you'll either like those choices or feel like you could have happily lived without them. Bond's death felt overwrought and unnecessary to ...

Author: John Fox

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783755421122

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

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My previous book No Time to Die - The Unofficial Companion offered a comprehensive look at the genesis, production, and seemingly endless release woes of the much anticipated 25th James Bond film. Here then is the sequel that everyone asked me to write. No Time to Die - The Unofficial Retrospective covers the final marketing campaign and actual release of No Time to Die and also offers a comprehensive analysis of the film itself, the box-office, fan reaction, the future of the Bond franchise, and much more besides.

A Time to Die

His eyes seemed to peek in on life and death together, with no boundaries. It looked like he could jump back and forth between life and death as many times as needed. The man was small in stature, 5' 6" or less, with a slim build, ...

Author: Scott A Racek

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146286998X

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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This book contains the daily, sometimes hourly, adventures of a 30-something special agent for the United States Secret Service in Los Angeles, California. The book is a work of fiction, but the author Scott Racek is a twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service. Scott adds a sense of realism to an otherwise surreal life of adventures in a seemingly endless thread of actions, some related, some not. The main character, Robert “Race” Krocak, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, an automobile collector, and, for the last three years, a U.S. Secret Service Agent assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office. Race has been on loan to a Federal FBI task force against terrorism along with representatives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department, U.S. Customs, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the CIA. He has been called out on a weekend to assist the CIA in surveilling the meet between planners of an assassination attempt of a foreign leader on U.S. soil. This takes Race on both a new adventure and an unfinished old adventure. Both adventures are life- threatening, and Race must meet both threats head on, if he is to survive. The story takes more turns as the plan gets implemented for the imminent threat. Hold on in this rollercoaster ride with a lot of turns and a few new twists, and enjoy the ride.

A Time to Die

She had picked up the phone to call him at least once a day, but she had stopped herself each time. ... the gray-eyed man who had rescued her that day in Gadi, in love with the Dundee bodyguard who was willing to die to protect her.

Author: Beverly Barton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460301791

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Ten years ago, Black Ops commando Deke Bronson's bullet left up-and-coming journalist Lexie Murrough paralyzed It's taken years of painful physical therapy to bring Lexie back from the brink. And Deke is just grateful that she has no memory of his part in the incident that left her injured and him emotionally scarred. He's tried to put the past behind him, leaving the military and joining the Dundee Agency, but he's never been able to forgive himself…. When Lexie, now head of an international charity organization, begins receiving terrifying threats from the son of the dictator killed during that long-ago operation, it's Deke who's assigned to keep her safe from harm. Maybe it's fate's way of giving him another chance, but falling for Lexie isn't supposed to be part of the deal. And what if she finally discovers the truth?

No Time to Die

I'm here, Liza, I thought for a second time. After she died, I had tried to break the habit of mentally talking to her, of thinking what I'd tell her when she got home from school. It was impossible. I've come as I promised, Liza.

Author: Elizabeth Chandler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439120859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 767


Message from a dead girl... It's too late to call back. Jenny will never speak to Liza again. But it seems that even from beyond the grave, Liza is begging her sister for help.... They say it's a serial killer. Is it? Jenny can't afford to trust anyone. Now she's here, in Wisteria, anonymously registered at the Chase College theater camp where her sister died. The daughter of a famous theatrical family, Jenny distrusts actors, loathes acting. Yet here in the college's darkened theatre, Liza seems to be speaking to her. Suddenly Jenny is mouthing Liza's last lines, sharing Liza's last days, a drama starring Brian, the stage manager, who seems to follow her everywhere...dangerously attractive Mike...Paul, who was obsessed with Liza...motherly, suffocating assistant director Maggie...and Walker, the director, bristling with hostility and resentment against Liza and Jenny's famous father. Does he suspect Jenny's true identity? How can anyone know the visions that may be driving Jenny straight into the killer's arms?

A Time to Die

the throat to apply a choke. The man gasped and fought, but a kick to the back of his knee took his legs out from under him and increased the pressure on his carotids. He slackened long before his free arm could reach Victor's eyes.

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751556001

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEAD From hot thriller author Tom Wood comes the latest breathtaking Victor novel - The Day of the Jackal meets Jason Bourne, with a thoroughly modern twist. 'Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive' Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X Even a killer can be a hero If the assassin known only as Victor once had a moral compass, it is long since buried, along with his many victims. Yet some men are so evil even Victor accepts they must die for reasons other than just money. One such is Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army who has escaped trial at The Hague to become a formidable criminal power. Tracking down and killing this brutal man will win Victor a reprieve for his own recent crimes on British soil. But Victor isn't the only one who wants Rados dead. A woman, whose family was butchered on the tyrant's orders, will do anything to see Rados' blood spilled on the snow of Eastern Europe. Now Victor has an unlikely ally - but an army stands between them and justice.

A Time to Die

Sakurai did not take the time to try to dissect the fact, he would do that later, when the meeting was over. „You are on the mayor‟s staff?‟ he asked in faultless Burmese. The man looked even more shaken to hear his own tongue coming ...

Author: Larry E Johns

Publisher: Larry Johns


Category: History

Page: 170

View: 965


MAY 1942 Burma has already fallen, and it seems certain that India must follow. The Allied armies, frantically attempting to regroup, must find a way to halt the westward advance of the Japanese, to gain a few precious hours’ respite. The target is Major General Tohutaro Sakurai, Commander of the Japanese Fourteenth Army, mastermind of the Japanese victories from Singapore to the Arakan. For Sakurai alone, if only for a short time, holds the key to the next advance. The method can only be the assassin’s bullet or blade. But secrets are almost impossible to keep in a part of the world where fifth columnists and double agents are commonplace. For Captain Peter Lockhart the mission is doomed to failure almost before it has begun. Sakurai and Lockhart are drawn inexorably together on a tightening band of pride and circumstance, and the conclusion is one that neither man can foresee.

A Time to Die

They'd had Joey a long time, they'd got him just before Brenda had left home. He'd been quite old when he died, although Brenda couldn't remember how old. She'd not been around when it happened. Her mum had told her they'd buried him in ...

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 9780749024666

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ever since it was built in 1912, Woolwich Foot Tunnel has been the subject of rumour and speculation. Running underneath the Thames it connects north and south, and in the hot summer of 1976, when young John Saunders apparently entered the Tunnel and completely disappeared on his way to his sister's house, it was a grim and frightening place. John was never seen again until he re-emerged forty-two years later, complete with an American accent. Happy to submit to the DNA testing his sister Brenda demands, this man is definitely John Saunders, but when nothing that he tells Brenda rings true, she decides to enlist the services of Hakim and Arnold to try and uncover the truth. He is who he says he is, but his story about what happened between 1976 and 2018 makes no sense. Why has he come back now . what does he want?

Not My Time to Die

It was only when I was able to recount my nightmare that memories from before returned. And now I need to talk about the genocide all of the time. ... My son Christian said that death must be good since you don't come back.

Author: Mukagasana, Yolande

Publisher: Huza Press

ISBN: 9789997772565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Yolande Mukagasana is a Rwandan nurse and mother of three children who likes wearing jeans and designer glasses. She runs her own clinic in Nyamirambo and is planning a party for her wedding anniversary. But when genocide starts everything changes. Targeted because she’s a successful woman and a Tutsi, she flees for her life. This gripping memoir describes the betrayal of friends and help that comes from surprising places. Quick-witted and courageous, Yolande never loses hope she will find her children alive. "This book was one of the first literary testimonies that I read in French about Rwanda. I found it profoundly moving — both realistic and introspective. Thanks to this beautiful translation, it is at long last available to the English-speaking public." Véronique Tadjo "Reading Yolande Mukagasana’s book in French at the age of fifteen changed my life. I realized that genocide is not a mass crime but a single murder repeated hundreds of thousands of times. With this testimony the genocide is no longer just a historical event, it is instead the story of a woman, a mother, a Tutsi. And this is what makes Yolande’s account universal." Gaël Faye