Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Inspirational Story of a Doctor, His Patients and a Very Special Cat

Author(s): David Dosa

Biography

Oscar the cat lives on the third floor of a nursing home in Rhode Island, USA. At first glance Oscar doesn't seem special. He's plain to look at. He's aloof. Like most cats, he's partial to treats and catnip. But in the summer of 2007 Oscar made headlines around the world. So what's so unusual about Oscar? He knows when the hospice patients are going to die. Dr Dosa's job is to respond to people's medical needs, treat them for their ailments and communicate with their families. Oscar takes care of the rest. He is a steady companion as patients descend into death. He is with them when they die. And, because of him, they don't die alone. Can a cat really predict death? Is he smelling something or responding to behavioural clues? Is he helping guide souls to heaven? Oscar's warm and profound story - of his uncanny ability to see death coming, of his steadfast and non-judgmental commitment to sit with patients as they die, of his quiet compassion - is a metaphor for what is important at the end of life.

$22.99(AUD)

Available Stock:
0

Order this Item


Add to Wishlist


Product Information

Dr David Dosa is a geriatrician in Rhode Island and an assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr Dosa has published in scientific peer-reviewed literature in the areas of nursing home quality improvement, delirium and end of life care. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

General Fields

  • : 9780755318131
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : February 2011
  • : 1.7 Centimeters X 13.2 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 256
  • : 256
  • : David Dosa
  • : David Dosa
  • : 636.800929
  • : 636.800929
  • : English
  • : English