Refresh and try again. Having been my daughter's primary caregiver throughout her treatment for cancer, I know the frustration of communicating with doctors who cannot, or will not, be completely honest about the expected outcome. That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour (Hardcover) By Sunita Puri. If she used the term "team" one more time, I think I would have closed the book to never open it again. Are you an author? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour. We can all appreciate how difficult it is to let a loved one go. Though Puri is a doctor, really at heart she is an exceptional writer, and she takes us into a very hidden world of what it means to care for people who are really sick and dying. Wow! Yet the author gave me hope. The author also discusses the flawed nature of our health care system, which will fund expensive operations with little hope of success while refusing support for caretakers to visit hospice patients in their home. About the Author. The fact that she weaves together the personal and professional makes it easier to bear some of the hard stories of life and death that she shares. What kind of medical treatments are acceptable and when is treatment too much? I cried, wept, anguish enveloped me as I read this book. This is a profoundly important read for anyone who questions the medical interventions at the end of life. Second-what specifically does death with dignity look like for you? Add to ... That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us. It pains me to think what the Dr’s did to her to keep her alive for an extra 3 hours but I do have further understanding what they felt was their job and duty to us. (If you enjoy learning of a career you will likely never experience, it's great for that, too!). Thank you to NetGalley, Viking and Sunita Puri for an ebook copy to review. But after reading this I realized that I have felt so much unnecessary guilt about her death that this book really helped me to see that I wasn’t starving my mom when I couldn’t make her eat in the last few weeks and that keeping her in the palliative care unit at the hospital was probably the best decision my father and I could have made. Wasn’t it necessary to think about this when I was in the midst of building a life? Her humanity and compassion shine through, and her portraits of her parents and their spiritual beliefs is real. Part of the beauty of this poem is how we can connect and identify so easily with the poet. 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