Graceful Exit (Paperback)

How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One

By Gustavo Ferrer

Sounds True, 9781683640448, 200pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it's a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with managing the end-of-life care of a loved one.

Dr. Ferrer shares the essential steps we need to take in a way that can be tailored to our unique situation. Through checklists, plans, and step-by-step instructions reflecting his years of experience supporting patients and their families, Dr. Ferrer offers clear and compassionate guidance for the most difficult issues, including:

  • What are your rights under Medicare and health insurance?
  • When should you bring your family together?
  • How can you be a caregiver without burning yourself out?
  • What are the pros and cons of advanced medical treatment versus hospice at each end-of-life stage?
  • Most importantly, how do we say goodbye in a way that brings healing, closure, and peace?


It's the last news we want to hear--that someone we love is dying. Yet it's an inevitable part of life. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Ferrer offers this much-needed guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying and death.



About the Author

Gustavo FerrerGUSTAVO FERRER, MD, has specialized in end-of-life care for more than 15 years. He has received several prestigious awards, including being named as one of the Best Doctors in the US by US News & World Report, Most Compassionate Doctor, and Patients' Choice Award. He lives in South Florida. For more, visit gustavoferrermd.com.