Making Rounds with Oscar : The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (Paperback)

Author: Dosa, David

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An otherwise ordinary cat, Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when people in the Steere House nursing home are about to die. Dr. Dosa tells the stories of several patients and examines end-of-life care as it exists today.


Publisher Hachette Books
Mfg Part# 9781401310431
SKU 216381833
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1401310435
Release Date 4/5/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Annotation David Dosa, M.D., a Rhode Island geriatrician, was no great cat lover until he encountered Oscar. Oscar, the cat in residence at a nursing home in Providence, seeks out dying patients and spends time with them and their families as a quietly warm, comforting presence. First skeptical of what he heard about Oscar, Dosa eventually became impressed enough with his skills to write about him in the New England Journal of Medicine. This delightful, compassionate, and amazing book, an expansion of the article, is the heartwarming story of a truly extraordinary animal.
Editors Note Shares the author's experiences of working with the elderly and the story of a unique nursing-home cat whose uncanny, apparently precognitive vigils at the sides of residents who are about to die has enabled staffers to administer patient care and notice to loved ones.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0239
Publisher Hyperion Books

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