In his new book, medical doctor Richard P. Holm, provides wise counsel for all aging people and for those caring for them. Dr. Holm guides the reader in how to see aging as a privilege, not a failing and how to avoid the perils that come with the experience. After dealing with his own pancreatic cancer, Holm provides a unique perspective on how to prepare for and face the dying process with grace.
Dr. Holm is a superbly trained and experienced internist and geriatrician, who blends modern medicine with Midwestern wisdom. The Prairie Doc®, as Dr. Holm is often called, points out why all of us, but especially baby boomers, are at risk for pain and anguish from futile medical intervention at the end of our lives. He clarifies how two-thirds of elderly Americans unnecessarily die in hospitals rather than at home.
When it’s time, and when it’s certain, Dr. Holm shows us ways to face death with courage, in comfort, and at home, when possible. His unusual combination of experiences qualifies him to be a voice of reason for those facing Life's Final Season.