This is a paradigm shifting book. With passion and convincing argument, based on research and case studies, a case very s made for 'assisted living' , a very attractive offshoot of the hospice movement, which privileges the personal needs and wishes of those with terminal illnesses, rather than subjecting them to the impersonal demands and routines of a hospital. At last, a reasoned case for is mounted against the invasive, debilitating last ditch efforts to keep people breathing, if not living, at all costs. This is a book for everyone, not just the way orderly and infirm. Everyone needs to be aware of the options presented clearly in this s book, and make their way to those known to those who care for them.