PDF or EPUB That Good Night Ø Sunita Puri
Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Sunita PuriThis is an informative but overly long book on palliative care The author perhaps attempts to do a few too many things She describes her training in internal medicine then as a palliative care fellow "and physician provides stories of many of the dying and terminally ill patients she has worked "physician provides stories of many of the and terminally ill patients she has worked with the ole that eligionfaithspiritual practice often play in the lives of the dying and their caregivers and finally she details the profound influence her spiritual socially committed immigrant Indian parents particularly her mother an anesthesiologist had on her development I found Dr Puri s presentation of her challenges with the families
of dying patients and her struggles with medicaldying patients and her struggles with medical the most compelling parts of the book Her meditations on spirituality and death as a sacred passage however became tiresome The doctor aims at being profound but at times her writing slides towards the precious Here are a couple of examples of the kind of thing I mean You imagine that each of them your patients wears a necklace of intricate intersecting circles of loss grief anger fear sadness egret You visualize this necklace hanging at their throats golden and glistening under the hospital s fluorescent lights in the moments when their expressions of emotion make you want to leave the oom This is a necklace that you choose to wear too What if I egarded my own death with Blessed Are the Wicked reverence instead of fear I wondered Or evenadically what if I had some sort of gratitude for the transience of my life Would it change what I worried and cared about Wasn t it necessary to think about this when I was in the midst of building “A profound exploration of what it means for all of us to live and to die with dignity and purpose” People Magazine“Visceral and lyrical” The AtlanticAs the American born daughter of immigrants Dr Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was impossible to bridge save for two elements medicine and spirituality Between days spent wa. Life Or ather living my life And the I thought about mortality and what it had come to mean to others and what I thought it meant to me I ealized that life was simultaneously so vast and so small It was daybreak after a good sleep and exhaustion as the stars emerged It was the first crisp bite of an apple the taste of butter on toast It was the way a tree s shadow moved along the wall of a oom as the afternoon passed It was the smell of a baby s skin the feeling of a heart fluttering with anticipation or nerves It was the steady hythm of a lover s breathing during sleep It was both solitude in a wide green
field and the crowding together of bodies in a church was euallyand the crowding together of bodies in a church was "eually and singular a shared tumult and a "and singular a shared tumult and a peace It was the many things I d ignored or half appreciated as I chased the bigger things It was infinity in a seashell I think the book would have benefited from some paring down I wish for example that there had been fewer stories of family members demanding that everything be done for the patient when it is abundantly clear that further aggressive interventions are not only futile but harmful One or two such stories are potent enough I feel as though I Stories from a Siberian Village read dozens of them in this book The many descriptions of views from hospital windows and meals eaten on theun should have been entirely cutReservations aside I learned a lot from eading the
BOOK AND DR PURI COMES ACROSSand Dr Puri comes across a sincere and honest guide to this still developing field of medicine I ead an advanced copy of this book and everybody must ead this book It is gorgeously written and on such important subject matter how we live and die. Iting for her mother an anesthesiologist to exit the OR and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life's temporality And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri a passionate but unsatisfied medical student to palliative medicine a new specialty atte. ,
Us Far Than Doesfar than it does Puri is doctor eally at heart she is an exceptional writer and she takes us into a very hidden world of what it means to ca Phenomenal BookThis book has changed the way I practice as a hospice nurse It is thoughtful well written and touched my heart in a way no other book egarding end of life care has Thank you Dr Puri An insightful memoir
about the training of a palliative care physician plus a helpfulthe training of a palliative care physician plus a helpful on both life and death Dr Puri is a wonderful writer I appreciated her thoughts about how the Lies, Damned Lies, and History recognition that we will all die can serve to make us appreciate our life even as well as her thoughts about what can make the end of life peaceful for the dying and those that love them Highlyecommended Reading this book felt like taking in big important breaths Dr Puri writes so beautifully and tenderly about her experiences with her patients The New World remembering such ordinary and thoughtful things about them and what mattered most to them in their last days I was so moved by how she described the process of dying and how we as doctors can help guide those most difficult conversations with families helping to keep in mind what is most important to those we are so privileged to treat There are passages Ieread 5 6 7 times because they spoke the words I haven t been able to string together when faced with a patient with a seemingly cruel diagnosis and prognosis Dr Puri uoted the Gita in one of the last chapters Because death stirs people to seek answers to important spiritual uestions it becomes the greatest servant of humanity You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make rather than its most feared enemy. Mpting to translate the border between medical intervention and uality of life careInterweaving evocative stories of Puri's family and the patients she cares for That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and theole of medicine in helping us to live and die well arming eaders with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to.