Gustavo Ferrer GUSTAVO FERRER, MD, has specialized in end-of-life care for more than 15 years. He has received several prestigious awards, including being named as one of the Best Doctors in the US by US News & World Report, Most Compassionate Doctor, and Patients' Choice Award. He lives in South Florida. For more, visit gustavoferrermd.com.
"An absolutely essential book for an experience in life we all will face--the death of one we love. With expert knowledge and extraordinary compassion, Dr. Ferrer empowers the reader to create the love and grace we wish to offer our dying loved ones. He is able to unravel the complexities of our modern medical system, as well as the challenging dynamics of families under stress as they face the multiple decisions required before, during, and after the death of their family member. The intimate stories of his patients and their families validate the importance of his practical guidance. Read this book before you believe you will need it and keep it readily available for when you do." --Patrick O'Malley, PhD, author of Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss "In Graceful Exit, Dr. Ferrer smooths out life's rockiest roads with authentic compassion and practical directives gleaned from his bedside experiences. Graceful Exit meets your loved one and you where you are and guides you the rest of the journey." --Jeffrey L. Brown, PsyD, ABPP, assistant clinical professor, department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; author of The Winner's Brain, The Runner's Brain, and Chicken Soup for the Soul's Think Positive for Great Health "Graceful Exit will empower readers at a time when they feel most vulnerable. This book is an important contribution to the literature on how to optimize one's quality of life at every stage." --Julie Silver, MD, associate professor and associate chair, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; author of Life After Stroke