It's Time

Narratives of Illness, Aging, and Death

By Dolores L. Christie

It's Time

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  • ISBN: 9781532680793
  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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It's Time

Narratives of Illness, Aging, and Death

By Dolores L. Christie

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  • ISBN: 9781532680793
  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

It’s Time presents a series of short stories highlighting an important but neglected aspect of life. Serious illness and aging are dependable harbingers of life’s end. For each of us, there comes a point when we must admit, it’s time. We hear the doctor say this to a dying patient and family members, to parents too long in the family home, to sobered younger people when a spouse or child becomes seriously ill. This kairos, this moment of profound significance, comes to us all.

Good stories appeal to everyone. Students, particularly medical students or those in pastoral ministry or other health care disciplines, will find this book a unique, rich resource. Senior learners will find the essays helpful to work through their own history of decision-making, grief, loss. The essays provoke discussion and often closure for painful issues.

When It’s Time, each of us must put away the dreams of youth and consider with seriousness death, illness, and grief. This book can help us do just that. It does it well.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Dolores L. Christie has written a superb set of narrative reflections on the subjective experience of illness, aging, and dying. She and her physician husband Dick have been leaders in the Cleveland universe of healthcare and long-term care for more than forty years, and her long history of providing counseling, pastoral care, and a listening ear for those who have come to difficult times of illness and decline is renowned. It's Time is an elegant, compassionate, and spiritual work that can be read by students in the humanities, healthcare professionals of all types, and by families seeking perspective in difficult times.”

—Stephen G. Post, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine



“Engaging in both substance and style, It’s Time employs a series of stories to provoke reflection regarding the challenges of illness, aging, and death. This innovative approach encourages the reader to a deeper awareness and understanding of caring well for our loved ones as they face the challenges of aging and illness. With its appendices that foster discussion and decision-making skills, this book also serves well as a text for students and healthcare workers.”

—Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, Creighton University

Contributors-

Dolores L. Christie

Bio(s)-

Dolores Christie is a retired college professor and experienced clinical ethicist. The author of Last Rights: a Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Decisions (2003) and Moral Choice: a Christian View of Ethics (2013). She was Executive Director of the CTSA and currently serves on the chemical dependency committee for the Ohio Solid Organ Transplant Consortium and the ethics committee of the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She and her physician husband live in Cleveland.

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