Christopher Stookey, MD, is an emergency physician and author who is passionate about medicine and health care as well as about literature and writing. His writings include short stories, essays, two medical thrillers (TERMINAL CARE and WHERE DEATH IS A HUNTER), and a memoir about the death of his father (DO GO GENTLE). His other interests include surfing and mountain biking. He lives in Laguna Beach, California with his wife and two dogs.
Do Go Gentle: Bringing My Father Home to Die with Dignity After a Devastating Stroke
by Christopher Stookey
On a September night not long after his 83rd birthday, William Stookey suffered a massive stroke. It left him conscious yet paralyzed, unable to swallow, and unable to talk and communicate. His doctors—after a barrage of scans and other tests—determined that there was little chance for recovery. This is the story, as told by...
Life is good for Bob Hansen, a happily retired physician who worked for thirty-seven years as a well-liked family doctor. He loves his wife, he volunteers at the local geriatric clinic, and he especially adores his two granddaughters, Chelsea and Shanna (ages five and seven). One day, ahead of a visit from the grandkids, Hansen goes to...
Phil Pescoe, the 37-year-old emergency physician at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco, becomes alarmed by a dramatic increase in the number of deaths on the East Annex (the Alzheimer's Ward). The deaths coincide with the initiation of a new drug study on the annex where a team of neurologists have been administering "NAF"—an...
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