Thorndike Press

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

  • Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 1410494780
  • ISBN-13: 9781410494788
  • DDC: 616.02
  • Shipping Weight: .70 lbs ( .32 kgs)
  • 324 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2016



Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care.


Customer Reviews

“Written with passion and clarity, this book moves beyond others on the topic by including empirical evidence of how to make such conversations about end-of-life care most effective.”

— Library Journal