READING A BOOK:
The last thing.
Dignity and freedom at the end of the Jade Lonati life
Winner 2017 Award of the City of Como, non-fiction section of George Albonico
Giada Lonati He is a medical palliativista, a doctor who works beyond the usual boundaries of medicine.
His work begins when medicine surrenders, recognize their limitations and raises his hands in surrender in the face of evidence that the defeat becomes inevitable.
There is no more chance of cure, Death advances and wins.
I believe that man becomes great when they can recognize their own finiteness and transience, He understands to be ephemeral universe, just from ephemeros that lasts one day only.
It then takes possession of his day coming to realize that the only time that really belongs to us is that this.
But while man's greatness lies in the fact to live as if the finiteness did not concern him, and this conviction allows him to devote himself to the occupations and daily concerns.
The book describes the Lonati in a set of human cases that lead back to the main theme of this dichotomy between Awareness of the end and desire to remove the sense.
Then there is another aspect to consider: that the technological progress of the 'Western man carries in itself the liberation of many constraints that belong to the human condition and one of them is just what time it closes a cycle.
Despite the familiarity with another die that has through the media, He has censored their own continuously differendola death and removing it from their thoughts.
In fact, the twentieth century, perhaps the work of devastating world wars, He dismissed the thought of death, especially of his own with confining the dying Strategy indoors and protected from view,hospitals,hospices and similar structures.
And the cases described by Lonati coming from his medical experience working in facilities where they accompany people to the definitive step trying to eliminate suffering.
A great doctor died recently told: "Death must be accepted because it is a biological duty, suffering no, it must be avoided as much as possible because it is useless ".
In the afterword of the book Ferruccio De Bortoli, President di Vidas, He writes that our society has exorcised the pain that still is part of us and refuses a peaceful confrontation with the end.
Remove however, only serves to impoverish and to eliminate the power of hope that alone can result in small gestures of large civil mercy.