What Really Matters is a collection of stories from Wyatt’s personal files that reveal the end-of-life wisdom of several dying patients and their families.
Each story provides a glimpse into the final days of life of a terminally ill patient through the eyes of the doctor who provided medical care during that difficult time. As the drama of each situation unfolds, profound life lessons are demonstrated that have changed readers’ perspectives toward suffering, life and death.
By focusing attention on “what really matters” this book encourages the reader to embrace the suffering that occurs throughout life and utilize it as a catalyst for growth and change. The point is emphasized that through the negotiation of loss and suffering, by accepting what will be and developing a coping process, one’s character is deepened and consciousness can be elevated.
What Really Matters is a must-read for the baby-boomer generation and a positive way to start the conversation all families should be having.
Dr. Karen Wyatt addresses a long-standing taboo in our youth-obsessed, feel-good society: death and the process of dying. -- Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words
Find out more at http://www.karenwyattmd.com.
Dr. Karen Wyatt is a family physician that has spent much of her 25-year career as a hospice medical director. The author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, Dr. Wyatt has lectured and written extensively on end-of-life issues with an emphasis on the spiritual aspect of illness and dying.
Title: What Really Matters: 7 Lessons from the Stories of the Dying
Author: Karen M. Wyatt, MD
Publication Date: February 2012
Publisher: Select Books
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