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  • 33 Meditations on Death

  • Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine
  • By: David Jarrett
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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33 Meditations on Death

By: David Jarrett
Narrated by: Simon Bubb
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Summary

What is a good death? How would you choose to live your last few months? How do we best care for the rising tide of very elderly? 

This unusual and important audiobook is a series of reflections on death in all its forms: the science of it, the medicine, the tragedy and the comedy. Dr David Jarrett draws on family stories and case histories from his 30 years of treating the old, demented and frail to try to find his own understanding of the end. And he writes about all the conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society as a whole should be having.

Profound, provocative, strangely funny and astonishingly compelling, it is an impassioned plea that we start talking frankly and openly about death. And it is a call to arms for us to make radical changes to our perspective on ‘the seventh age of man’.

©2020 David Jarrett (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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A must read for all

Sensitively written whilst exploring one of the central themes of our time. Exceptional and compelling read.

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An indispensable read !

Wow! Thought provoking, insightful and witty, with a good dash of humour to aid the delivery of what is, essentially, a difficult topic for many of us to delve in to.
David Jarrett writes beautifully and Simon Bubb is the perfect narrator. A*

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Hugely important book

This is a memoir combined with wisdom from a long career as a geriatrician. It’s essential listening for everybody!

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Thought provoking

Tricky subject, death. The approach was robust but not brutal. Really helped me think about death without being fearful of the inevitable. When my time comes I will be prepared!