Jun 25 2014 7:00 pm
Jun 25 2014 9:00 pm
Join author, Katy Butler, for a discussion and signing of her new book, Knocking on Heaven's Door. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jay Jacobson and Dr. Samuel Brown in a panel discussion with Katy about the issues her book addresses. Dr. Jacobson, M.D., MACP is Professor Emeritus in the Divisions of Medical Ethics and Humanities and Infectious Disease at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Intermountain Medical Center. He facilitates the Literature and Medicine Book Club through our bookstore. Dr. Samuel Brown, ICU physician, medical researcher, and cultural historian, is Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities at Intermountain Medical Center/University of Utah.
refused to disable the pacemaker that caused her eighty-four-year-old father’s
heart to outlive his brain, Katy Butler, an award-winning science writer,
embarked on a quest to understand why modern medicine was depriving him of a
humane, timely death. After his lingering death, Katy’s mother, nearly broken
by years of nonstop caregiving, defied her doctors, refused open-heart surgery,
and insisted on facing death the old-fashioned way: bravely, lucidly, and head
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who
purchase a copy of the book from The King's English.