Join us for a presentation and discussion with Barbara Mancini on her book Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath: My Family’s End of Life Nightmare and How to Avoid It. This story is an account of Barbara Mancini’s harrowing experience with her father’s death. Ninety-three-year-old Joseph Yourshaw knew his end was near and had carefully planned so that he would have a peaceful and dignified death. He completed an advance directive, appointed his daughter, Barbara, as his health care proxy, and enrolled in home hospice care. He made it clear — he wanted to die at home, in comfort and with dignity, not at a hospital. But it was not to be. A simple act of compassion on Barbara’s part led her father to a medically intensive, horribly painful death in the hospital – and left her an accused felon, facing 10 years in prison. Falsely charged with trying to assist her father in a supposed suicide attempt, she fought back, in a case that consumed a year of her life, cost more than $100,000, and drew national media attention. Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath: My Family’s End-of-Life Nightmare and How To Avoid It depicts the bizarre and outrageous treatment authorities inflicted on Barbara Mancini, including details that never appeared in news reports at the time.This book is available on Kindle devices and paperback through Amazon, Barnes and Noble , and through local libraries. Proceeds from the event will support the work of End of Life Choices New York.