Books by Ira Byock

Released: March 15, 2012

"A persuasive argument for compassionate care."
A lucid explanation of palliative care and how it can help people die better. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"Often reminiscent of Michael Kearney's recent Mortally Wounded (p. 1029), which described that doctor's work with patients in an Irish hospice, this is another powerful argument in favor of the hospice movement and rejection of the Kevorkian approach."
A hospice doctor's wrenching stories of dying patients and their families, which dramatically illustrate his belief that the transition to death can be one of life's most meaningful experiences. Read full book review >