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“Final Choices” – A Self-Help Memoir on Making End-of-Life Decisions for Loved Ones

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“Final Choices” – A Self-Help Memoir on Making End-of-Life Decisions for Loved Ones

Death is a topic that most people tend to avoid discussing, but it is a reality that we must all face at some point in our lives. In her new book, “Final Choices: A Daughter’s Comparison of her Parents’ Last Journeys,” author Sakre Edson, explores the contrasting final stages of her parent’s lives, providing readers with insight on how to make end-of-life decisions for their loved ones.

When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, the doctors took over and led her through several unnecessary treatments, resulting in a two-year decline in a morphine haze. Fast forward 20 years later, when her father was given a terminal diagnosis, he chose to choreograph his own final act using the Death with Dignity Act. These two paths are compared side-by-side in the book, so readers can make up their own minds.

Sakre sets out the stages her parents went through, introducing each section with quotes from leading authorities in the fields of grief, death, and dying. She also outlines the steps to the Death with Dignity Act in everyday terms, so readers can decide for themselves. The book includes an extensive bibliography for those wanting to delve deeper.

Sakre’s hope is that by sharing her family’s story, readers will have the space to consider their own. Above all, if people don’t have a sudden death and receive a six-month terminal diagnosis, they should have the right to decide how their life ends. “Final Choices” is a compelling and vivid first-person narrative that challenges readers to prioritize their own end-of-life decisions.

In addition to providing valuable insights into end-of-life decision-making, “Final Choices” is also a touching tribute to Sakre’s parents and their legacy. Through her honest and heartfelt storytelling, she shows readers how her parents’ experiences shaped her own views on death and dying. The book is a reminder that even in the face of death, there can be moments of beauty and grace.

Sakre’s work has been praised by critics and readers alike for its sensitivity, compassion, and practical advice. It is a powerful resource for anyone who wants to approach death with dignity and respect, whether for themselves or for a loved one.

Final Choices: A Daughter’s Comparison of her Parents’ Last Journeys” is available now for anyone looking for a self-help memoir on making end-of-life decisions for their loved ones. It is a must-read for caregivers and anyone who wants to be better prepared for the final moments of their life.

Book Name: Final Choices: A Daughter’s Comparison Of Her Parents’ Last Journeys 

Author: Sakre Kennington Edson

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