As medical technology progresses and life expectancies edge upwards, families face more complicated choices as loved ones face their final hours. The End-of-Life Handbook offers much-needed guidance in making difficult decisions. Readers caring for a dying loved one will find here a balance of practical yet caring advice, medical information and emotional support. The authors, a psychologist and a medical doctor, are passionate advocates for quality end-of-life care; David Feldman's background in positive psychology emphasizes hope, meaning and human connection.
DAVID B. FELDMAN, PhD, (San Francisco Bay area) is assistant professor of counselling psychology at Santa Clara University.
STEPHEN ANDREW LASHER, Jr., MD, (San Francisco Bay area) is director of palliative medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center.