“Take Care of Dying, Get on With Living” by local author, Theo Wells

by Carolyn Tamler 16th June 2016

 

“Take Care of Dying, Get on With Living” by local author, Theo Wells, is now available at Moonraker Books in Langley and on line at Amazon.com.

 

 

Theo Wells decided to research what actions she needed to take so she could have more control over how her end-of-life was handled.  Health care professionals answered in medical language, but many sources didn’t want to talk about dying at all.  Still, she found three vital decisions we all need to make:

  • Durable Power of Attorney for health care Choose someone to speak for you if and when you are unable to speak for yourself, and talk with them..
  • Health Care Directive (Living Will) Write your decisions about stopping or starting life-sustaining treatments and other care preferences.
  • POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) This is an emergency directive signed by you and your doctor for your end-of-life care, making four decisions: 1) Resuscitate or not; 2) intensity of medical interventions; 3) use of antibiotics; and 4) medically assisted nutrition.

Along with the specifics, Theo Wells’ book includes lots of stories and is an entertaining read.

 

This is the third book published by the 90-year old Theo Wells.

 

A major recommendation for this book is at the top of the cover: “This book is a must read for anyone who is going to die.” - God

 

Her book is now available at Moonraker Books in Langley and on line at Amazon.

 

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Thursday, 16th June 2016, 06:03pm.
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