Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care

By Kathryn Butler, MD

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Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care

By Kathryn Butler, MD

Less than a century ago, most people died at home. Today, 80 percent of Americans die in institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes. The dying process—once a visible reality of life—now hides behind a complex web of medical technology, and few Americans discuss end-of-life care before it becomes urgent. Faced with crucial decisions, Christian patients and loved ones struggle to understand how their faith should inform their treatment. Covering topics such as ventilators, dialysis, artificially administered nutrition, physician-assisted suicide, hospice, and more, this book offers a distinctly Christian guide to end-of-life care, simplifying common medical jargon and exploring biblical principles that individuals and families need in order to navigate the transition from this life to the next.


Author:

Kathryn Butler (MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) is a trauma surgeon who is board certified in surgical critical care and served on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After a decade of experience in surgery, she left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children. She now writes for desiringGod.org, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition blog on topics intersecting faith and medicine.


Specifications:

Title: Between Life and Death
Subtitle: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care
Published: April 30, 2019
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6101-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6101-6
Category: Culture & Social Issues
Retail Price: $17.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Page Count: 224