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This is the online edition of the Handbook for Mortals, a consumer guide to end-of-life care.
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This online edition includes the full text of the Handbook for Mortals by Joanne Lynn, M.D. and Joan Harrold, M.D., an authoritative consumer guide to end-of-life care. For more information about the book, which you may also buy online, click here.

1.0Living With Serious Illness
2.0Enduring And Changing
3.0Finding Meaning
4.0Helping Family and Loved Ones
5.0Getting the Help You Need
6.0Talking With Your Doctor
7.0Controlling Pain
8.0Managing Other Symptoms
9.0Learning About Specific Illnesses
10.0Planning Ahead (Advance Care Planning)
11.0Forgoing Medical Treatment
11.1Tube Feeding (Fluids and Food)
11.2Decisions About Resuscitation (CPR)
11.3Decisions About Ventilation
12.0Hastening Death
13.1Coping With Events Near Death
13.2Questions About Funerals
14.0The Dying of Children
15.0Dying Suddenly
16.0Enduring Grief and Loss

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The online version of the 2006 edition of the Handbook for Mortals by Joanne Lynn, M.D. and Joan Harrold, M.D. is used with permission. Copyright © 1999, 2006 by Joanne Lynn. This online edition also appears on the web site of Americans for Better Care of the Dying [ www.abcd-caring.org ].