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36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life, 4th, The

Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

2006    324 Pages    (Johns Hopkins University Press)

DDC: 362.196831    LCC: RC523

LCCN: 90049523    ISBN 13: 9780801885099    ISBN 10: 0801885094

Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes: - new information on [...]

Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes: - new information on diagnostic evaluation- resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia- updated legal and financial information- the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements- new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia [less]

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About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos

Ron Marasco, Brian Shuff

2010    224 Pages    (Ivan R. Dee)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

LCCN: 2010015069    ISBN 13: 9781566638586    ISBN 10: 1566638585

About Grief is a refreshingly down-to-earth book about an issue that blindsides many people. Written in a warm and conversational way that is, at times, deeply moving, at times, surprisingly amusing, and always practical, it covers a wide range of issues facing people in grief. Marasco and Shuff have done the footwork for readers who wish to know more about this complex subject. Using a variety of sources, including books, films, music and many hours spent talking with people in grief, the [...]

About Grief is a refreshingly down-to-earth book about an issue that blindsides many people. Written in a warm and conversational way that is, at times, deeply moving, at times, surprisingly amusing, and always practical, it covers a wide range of issues facing people in grief. Marasco and Shuff have done the footwork for readers who wish to know more about this complex subject. Using a variety of sources, including books, films, music and many hours spent talking with people in grief, the authors distill their candid insights into a series of short, single-topic-essays that can be easily digested in one sitting—a format they found grieving people preferred. This is not a book written by clinicians, so there's no cold jargon. It's not a memoir of one individual's grief, so it has something for everyone. And it's not a self-peddling inspirational book. It's a wise, plain-spoken, comforting book about an intimidating topic. As one reader recently said of About Grief: "Reading this book is like having a smart, entertaining friend around—at a time when you really need one." [less]

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About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos

Ron Marasco, Brian Shuff

2014    224 Pages    (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

ISBN 13: 9781442226166    ISBN 10: 1442226161

About Grief is a refreshingly down-to-earth book about an issue that blindsides many people. Written in a warm and conversational way that is, at times, deeply moving, at times, surprisingly amusing, and always practical, it covers a wide range of issues facing people in grief. Marasco and Shuff have done the footwork for readers who wish to know more about this complex subject. Using a variety of sources, including books, films, music and many hours spent talking with people in grief, the [...]

About Grief is a refreshingly down-to-earth book about an issue that blindsides many people. Written in a warm and conversational way that is, at times, deeply moving, at times, surprisingly amusing, and always practical, it covers a wide range of issues facing people in grief. Marasco and Shuff have done the footwork for readers who wish to know more about this complex subject. Using a variety of sources, including books, films, music and many hours spent talking with people in grief, the authors distill their candid insights into a series of short, single-topic-essays that can be easily digested in one sitting―a format they found grieving people preferred. This is not a book written by clinicians, so there's no cold jargon. It's not a memoir of one individual's grief, so it has something for everyone. And it's not a self-peddling inspirational book. It's a wise, plain-spoken, comforting book about an intimidating topic. As one reader recently said of About Grief: "Reading this book is like having a smart, entertaining friend around―at a time when you really need one." [less]

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Aging Wisely: Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years

Viola Mecke

2013    126 Pages    (XLIBRIS)

DDC: 155.67    LCC: BF724.85.S45

ISBN 13: 9781493114252    ISBN 10: 1493114255

Growing older brings many thoughts of "I wish I knew that before" Th is book provides information to help us age as well as possible. Surprisingly, our feelings do not age. Pleasure and contentment interface loneliness, loss, fears and sorrow. At a time when life is thought easier, new problems and situations that are challenging arise. Four stages of aging include the initiation to aging at about fi fty years of age, changes in life following retirement, a gradual acceptance of being older, and [...]

Growing older brings many thoughts of "I wish I knew that before" Th is book provides information to help us age as well as possible. Surprisingly, our feelings do not age. Pleasure and contentment interface loneliness, loss, fears and sorrow. At a time when life is thought easier, new problems and situations that are challenging arise. Four stages of aging include the initiation to aging at about fi fty years of age, changes in life following retirement, a gradual acceptance of being older, and the fi nal years of eighty-fi ve and older. [less]

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Amateur's Guide to Death and Dying: Enhancing the End of Life, The

Richard Wagner Ph.D. ACS

2012    352 Pages    (Nazca Plains Corporation, The)

DDC: 155.937   

ISBN 13: 9781610981996    ISBN 10: 1610981995

Lessons In The Art of Dying...and Living Thousands of people will receive a devastating medical diagnosis this year. And for most, what follows is a nightmare of anger, shame, loneliness and passivity. Instead of being encouraged to take a lead role in orchestrating their finales, they are expected to wait patiently for the curtain to fall. The Amateur’s Guide is on the cutting edge of death and dying work. It provides an opportunity to break free from the painful silence our culture imposes [...]

Lessons In The Art of Dying...and Living Thousands of people will receive a devastating medical diagnosis this year. And for most, what follows is a nightmare of anger, shame, loneliness and passivity. Instead of being encouraged to take a lead role in orchestrating their finales, they are expected to wait patiently for the curtain to fall. The Amateur’s Guide is on the cutting edge of death and dying work. It provides an opportunity to break free from the painful silence our culture imposes on death talk. Whether filling out a durable power of attorney form, completing a death anxiety survey or personally designing a unique end-of-life plan, you will be totally involved and engaged. This unique seminar/support group format exposes you to a myriad of life situations and moral dilemmas that arise as one faces his/her mortality head on. Learn from and with people just like you. Ten diverse fictional characters provide essential role models for enhancing life near death. Additionally, six presenters, experts in their field, offer timely advice to help make the end of life less intimidating and more of a rich, poignant transition. This is about achieving a good and wise death in the context of real dying, with all its unpredictability, disfigurement, pain, and sorrow. This workbook is primarily for those currently facing their mortality. But concerned family and friends, healing and helping professionals, lawyers, clergy, teachers, students, and those grieving a death will all benefit from joining in. Because, as we all know, none of us is getting out of here alive. [less]

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A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, The

Erlene Grise-Owens

2016    164 Pages    (The New Social Worker Press)

DDC: 613.024361    LCC: HV40

LCCN: 2016012171    ISBN 13: 9781929109531    ISBN 10: 1929109539

Self-care is an imperative for the ethical practice of social work and other helping professions. From A (awareness) to Z (ZZZZ--Sleep), the editors and contributors use a simple A-to-Z framework to outline strategies to help you build a self-care plan with specific goals and ways to reach them realistically. Questions for reflection and additional resource lists help you to dig deeper in your self-care journey. Just as the ABCs are essential building blocks for a young child’s learning, you [...]

Self-care is an imperative for the ethical practice of social work and other helping professions. From A (awareness) to Z (ZZZZ--Sleep), the editors and contributors use a simple A-to-Z framework to outline strategies to help you build a self-care plan with specific goals and ways to reach them realistically. Questions for reflection and additional resource lists help you to dig deeper in your self-care journey. Just as the ABCs are essential building blocks for a young child’s learning, you can use the ABCs in The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals to build your way to a happy, healthy, ethical life as a helping professional. Includes a self-care planning form to help you set goals and formulate strategies. The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals...offers a broad range of concrete suggestions for improving individual self-care that should provide guidance and support to fit a broad range of practitioner needs. The book also includes material in several chapters that notes the important role organizations must take in stress and burnout reduction and support of self-care. SUE STEINER, Ph.D., MSW, Professor, School of Social Work at California State University, Chico, Co-author, Self-Care in Social Work: A Guide for Practitioners, Supervisors, and Administrators ...a caring and useful resource for helping professionals concerned about burnout, stress, staff turnover, and wellness.... By focusing on insights and reflections and providing resources and strategies, The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook is a practical guide and an empowering book. DR. BARBARA W. SHANK, Ph.D., MSW, Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University, Chair, Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education As the leader of a large nonprofit organization, the health and well-being of my colleagues is always top of mind for me. The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals is just what an organization like ours needed to promote self-care in a way that makes sense for all of us! JENNIFER HANCOCK, LCSW, President & CEO, Volunteers of America—Mid-States Sometimes there is a book that speaks to what you also have tried to put into words that feels truly hand-in-glove. I see The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals as precisely this book. SARAKAY SMULLENS, MSW, LCSW, author of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions Grise-Owens, Miller, & Eaves’ The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals is a much-needed handbook to inspire and guide self-care practice. Its insights are far-ranging, original, practical, and flexible. The short chapter format, focused topics, and fresh tone are both accessible and sure to motivate. Even those who have given a great deal of thought and attention to self-care will find new, exciting, and practicable guidance in its pages. LISA D. BUTLER, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Primary Developer, UBSSW Self-Care Starter Kit [less]

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Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy

John E. Welshons

2003    232 Pages    (New World Library)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

ISBN 13: 9781930722187    ISBN 10: 1930722184

In this remarkable book, Welshons weaves together his own personal awakening with those of others he's counseled to bestow a deeply felt and exquisitely expressed primer on dealing with grief. We learn new ways to embrace our pain so that our hearts can open to feel joy. We discover how grieving gives us the unique opportunity to develop deeper and fuller life experiences. Written for people who have experienced any type of loss—whether through death, divorce, or disappointment—this [...]

In this remarkable book, Welshons weaves together his own personal awakening with those of others he's counseled to bestow a deeply felt and exquisitely expressed primer on dealing with grief. We learn new ways to embrace our pain so that our hearts can open to feel joy. We discover how grieving gives us the unique opportunity to develop deeper and fuller life experiences. Written for people who have experienced any type of loss—whether through death, divorce, or disappointment—this compelling and memorable guide will take its place among the insightful works of grief management. [less]

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Big Casino, The

J. Fisher, Ruth Marcus (Designed by), Matt Jones (Cover Design by)

2014    156 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781502856043    ISBN 10: 1502856042

This luminous collection of poems reveals an intimate glimpse of Poet Jim Fisher's journey to death's door. From diagnosis of stage four cancer to emotional reflections of life, Fisher provides readers an intimate view as he journeys to the edge of his last breath. He explores questions of perception, identity, aging, love and death. He brings light to the shadows of facing his death. Included are several heart-felt poems and reminiscences by close friends.In addition to this collection, Fisher [...]

This luminous collection of poems reveals an intimate glimpse of Poet Jim Fisher's journey to death's door. From diagnosis of stage four cancer to emotional reflections of life, Fisher provides readers an intimate view as he journeys to the edge of his last breath. He explores questions of perception, identity, aging, love and death. He brings light to the shadows of facing his death. Included are several heart-felt poems and reminiscences by close friends.In addition to this collection, Fisher is the author of You Can Never Have Too Much Love, Genesis of Love, Granny May Have Been a Vampire, The Adventures of J.R. Engels, Around the World on a Metaphor, See Spot Smile, and The Party Is Over...and Just Begun! [less]

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Caregiving: Hospice-Proven Techniques for Healing Body and Soul

Douglas C. Smith

1997    240 Pages    (Wiley)

DDC: 362.1    LCC: R726.8.S59

LCCN: 97021557    ISBN 13: 9780028616636    ISBN 10: 0028616634

One of America's leading hospice experts offers practical, easy-to-follow advice for caregivers and a holistic approach to treating the infirm or the terminally ill. Author Douglas C. Smith organizes his material around ""A Bill of Patient's Rights,"" a unique system he has taught to thousands throughout the country. He explains that the caregiver should enable patients to retain these rights: to be in control * to have a sense of purpose * to know the truth to be [...]

One of America's leading hospice experts offers practical, easy-to-follow advice for caregivers and a holistic approach to treating the infirm or the terminally ill. Author Douglas C. Smith organizes his material around ""A Bill of Patient's Rights,"" a unique system he has taught to thousands throughout the country. He explains that the caregiver should enable patients to retain these rights: to be in control * to have a sense of purpose * to know the truth to be comfortable * to touch and be touched * to laugh to cry and express anger * to explore the spiritual to have a sense of family Included are easy-to-follow techniques and practical tools for improving care: assessment techniques dialogues meditations life reviews breathing exercises body revitalization methods ways that patients can evaluate and improve their own care and many others. Filled with inspirational stories and effective guidance, Caregiving also addresses how to communicate with difficult patients and those in denial, how to facilitate non-stressful family interaction, and other important topics. It will be invaluable to parents and children caring for their elders; physicians and nurses; social workers and home health aides; members of the clergy; and all facing the challenge of enriching patients' lives and spirits. Visit us online at www.mcp.com/mgr/macmillan [less]

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Caresharing: A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving in the Complexities of Aging, Illness or Disability

Marty Richards MSW LCSW

2011    256 Pages    (SkyLight Paths)

DDC: 259.4    LCC: BJ1475

ISBN 13: 9781594732867    ISBN 10: 1594732868

Rebalancing the Roles in Caregiving So All Involved Are Supported"When you care for someone who is dealing with the complexities of aging, illness, or disability, you share intense emotions and form deep bonds. You each have the opportunity to recognize what is most deeply human―and most deeply Divine―in the other. This sense of reciprocal sharing―between the caregiver, care receiver, and with others around you―is the essence of the dance in caresharing."―from the PreludeThe word [...]

Rebalancing the Roles in Caregiving So All Involved Are Supported"When you care for someone who is dealing with the complexities of aging, illness, or disability, you share intense emotions and form deep bonds. You each have the opportunity to recognize what is most deeply human―and most deeply Divine―in the other. This sense of reciprocal sharing―between the caregiver, care receiver, and with others around you―is the essence of the dance in caresharing."―from the PreludeThe word caregiver typically suggests someone doing all the giving for a frail, physically or mentally challenged, or aging person who is doing all the receiving. Marty Richards proposes a rebalanced approach of "caresharing." From this perspective, the “cared for” and the “carer” share a deep sense of connection. Each has strengths and resources. Each can teach the other. Each can share in grief, hope, love and wisdom.Richards shows you how to move from independent caregiving to interdependent caregiving by engaging the spiritual and emotional aspects of caring for a loved one. Whether you are a daughter or son, a husband or wife, a sibling, long-term partner or good friend, Caresharing offers a multilayered, reciprocal process that will help you keep your spirit―and your loved one's spirit―alive in challenging times.Sharing Wisdom: What the Frail Teach the WellSharing Roles: Reinventing Family Roles in Sharing CareSharing “Soul to Soul”: A Special Relationship with People with DementiaSharing Grief: Dealing with the Little Losses and the Big OnesSharing Forgiveness: A Key Spiritual JourneySharing Hope and Heart: An Active Process One Step at a Time [less]

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support & Love

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, David Tabatsky

2009    440 Pages    (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

DDC: 810.8020362196994    LCC: PN6071.C25

LCCN: 2008944059    ISBN 13: 9781935096306    ISBN 10: 1935096303

1. People turn to Chicken Soup at stressful times in their lives.  Last general CS cancer book sold 700,000 copies and is twelve years old, so time for new one 2. David Tabatsky was Consulting Editor for the very successful Marlo Thomas book, The Right Words at the Right Times 2 3. After the full length Chicken Soup book (101 stories) is bound in a free memoir from a cancer patient with intimate details of her disease and powerful advice and wisdom 4. Book includes resources section as well [...]

1. People turn to Chicken Soup at stressful times in their lives.  Last general CS cancer book sold 700,000 copies and is twelve years old, so time for new one 2. David Tabatsky was Consulting Editor for the very successful Marlo Thomas book, The Right Words at the Right Times 2 3. After the full length Chicken Soup book (101 stories) is bound in a free memoir from a cancer patient with intimate details of her disease and powerful advice and wisdom 4. Book includes resources section as well, with helpful medical and support resources for patients and familiesA support group you can hold in your hand, this loving and inspirational collection of intimate stories,by cancer patients and their loved ones, medical professionals, clergy and friends, is a must-read for anyone affected by cancer. Writers shsre all their experiences-from the diagnosis, to breaking the news to loved ones, to discussing the effect on home, school and work, from securing a medical team to living through an ever changing self-image, from the embarrassment of losing hair to discovering a new spirituality. A bonus book, a no-holds-barred memoir by cancer patient Elizabeth Bayer,is bound into this volume, after the full-length Chicken Soup for the Soul book.  [less]

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Children Mourning, Mourning Children

1995    196 Pages    (Taylor & Francis)

DDC: 155.937083    LCC: BF723.G75

LCCN: 95012114    ISBN 13: 9781560324478    ISBN 10: 1560324473

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. [less]

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Choices at the End of Life: Finding Out What Your Parents Want - Before it's too late

Linda Norlander

2001    192 Pages    (Fairview Press)

DDC: 362.1    LCC: R726.8.N67

LCCN: 2001033030    ISBN 13: 9781577491033    ISBN 10: 1577491033

A comfortable way to have an advance talk with your parents about their wishes for life support, funerals, and other aspects of end-of-life healthcare.

A comfortable way to have an advance talk with your parents about their wishes for life support, funerals, and other aspects of end-of-life healthcare. [less]

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Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Care for Our Elders in the Comfort of Their Own Homes

Ann Cason

2001    192 Pages    (Shambhala)

DDC: 362.6    LCC: HV1461

LCCN: 00049655    ISBN 13: 9781570624711    ISBN 10: 1570624712

"My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home." That's the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home? Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us understand how old age feels and how we can help. [...]

"My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home." That's the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home? Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us understand how old age feels and how we can help. Then, through exercises, care studies, and numerous examples and suggestions, Circles of Care shows how to:    •  Work out a plan of care    •  Assemble and foster a caregiving team    •  Create an uplifting daily routine—and vary it creatively    •  Plan nutrition, medical needs, finances, and outings    •  Improve the elder's personal care and physical environment    •  Ease conflicts between elders and their caregivers or families    •  Avoid caregiver burnout    •  Work with mood swings, confusion, and memory loss [less]

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Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers, 2nd Edition, The

Maria M. Meyer, Paula Derr RN

2002    364 Pages    (Care Trust Publications)

DDC: 649.8    LCC: RA645.3

LCCN: 2005533901    ISBN 13: 9780966476736    ISBN 10: 0966476735

Winner of the 1999 Benjamin Franklin Award for Health TitlesNow - at last - a guide that promises to take the fear out of home care and brings confidence and peace of mind to caregivers.Simple and Practical! Starts with the basics - which most books wrongly assume you already know. Easy to read.Positive and Empowering! Contains all the information you need at your fingertips - both now and as new health care needs arise. Like a trusted friend, it will guide you every step of the way.Full of [...]

Winner of the 1999 Benjamin Franklin Award for Health TitlesNow - at last - a guide that promises to take the fear out of home care and brings confidence and peace of mind to caregivers.Simple and Practical! Starts with the basics - which most books wrongly assume you already know. Easy to read.Positive and Empowering! Contains all the information you need at your fingertips - both now and as new health care needs arise. Like a trusted friend, it will guide you every step of the way.Full of Money-Saving Ideas! Emphasizes simple ways to prevent accidents and infections that lead to expensive hospital stays.A to Z!Takes you through all the steps of home care, helping you to: Learn the latest American Heart Association CPR standards Make the home safe and comfortable for people with special needs. Easily handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and wheelchair transfers. Ensure getting proper nutrition. Avoid infections and illnesses. Deal with the particular needs of a person with Alzheimer?s. Communicate with health care professionals to get the service you need. Learn latest American Heart Association CPR standards. Understand end-of-life health care documents. Avoid caregiver burnout. Plus - Contains checklists, resources, and tips to make your job easier." [less]

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Companion Through The Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief

Stephanie Ericsson

1993    208 Pages    (William Morrow Paperbacks)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

LCCN: 92053402    ISBN 13: 9780060969745    ISBN 10: 0060969741

As a result of her own experience with many kind of loss, Stephanie Ericsson offers an intimate, profoundly touching guide for those in grief, legitimizing the complex and often taboo emotions we all feel when loss transforms our lives. In Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson defines grief as "the constant reawakening that things are now different." Using a very simple format -- which combines excerpts from her own diary writings with brief essays -- she vividly speaks [...]

As a result of her own experience with many kind of loss, Stephanie Ericsson offers an intimate, profoundly touching guide for those in grief, legitimizing the complex and often taboo emotions we all feel when loss transforms our lives. In Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson defines grief as "the constant reawakening that things are now different." Using a very simple format -- which combines excerpts from her own diary writings with brief essays -- she vividly speaks the language of loss and captures the contradictory, wrenching, and chaotic emotions of grief. The book can be opened at any point to chapters no more than a few pages long on such themes as: Abandonment: The sudden state I am forced into. I no longer belong to you. I no longer belong to anyone. Rage: The state I use to survive seemingly moments of intolerable pain. Humor: The backside of agony. Pity: The look on people's faces when they haven't a clue what to say to me. Transition: The moments, strung out over months, when I know I am no longer the woman I was, but not quite the woman I am becoming. The result is compelling, intimate, and heartbreakingly truthful -- a book that promises to be enormously sought-after support and touchstone for all those making their own journey through grief. [less]

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Complete Eldercare Planner, Second Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help, The

Joy Loverde

2000    336 Pages    (Three Rivers Press)

DDC: 362.6    LCC: HV1461

LCCN: 94205305    ISBN 13: 9780812932782    ISBN 10: 0812932781

"Am I doing the right thing?" "I work full-time -- how can I be in two places at once?" "Who's going to pay for Mom's home care?" "How do I bring up sensitive subjects like their money, moving, and not driving?" "Do we need long-term-care insurance?" "Wait! Do I really want Dad to move in?" "Where do my parents keep their legal documents?" "Do they have a will?" Caring for elderly loved ones can be a full-time job--on top of regular work and family responsibilities. How can you cope?The answer [...]

"Am I doing the right thing?" "I work full-time -- how can I be in two places at once?" "Who's going to pay for Mom's home care?" "How do I bring up sensitive subjects like their money, moving, and not driving?" "Do we need long-term-care insurance?" "Wait! Do I really want Dad to move in?" "Where do my parents keep their legal documents?" "Do they have a will?" Caring for elderly loved ones can be a full-time job--on top of regular work and family responsibilities. How can you cope?The answer is Joy Loverde's The Complete Eldercare Planner, now fully revised and updated with the latest information to help you plan ahead and manage real-life eldercare crises. Everything you need is on these pages, with essential checklists, practical communication tips, free and low-cost resources, web-sites, step-by-step action plans, questions to ask the professionals, record-keeping forms, and The Documents Locator,™ which helps you to always have access to critical paperwork. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside:EFFECTIVE PLANNING: Where to start -- Getting caught off-guardCOMMUNICARING: Opening up the dialogue -- Turning conflict into cooperation -- Getting everyone in the family to pitch inCAREGIVERS: How to tell when your elder needs help -- Sharing the care -- Avoiding burnoutEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Managing medications -- Coping with hospitalizationMONEY MATTERS: The cost of long-term care -- Ready cashLEGAL MATTERS: Estate planning -- Elder advocacyINSURANCE: Getting the coverage you need -- Beyond MedicareHOUSING: Home suite home -- When Mom or Dad moves inSAFE AND SECURE: Minimizing distress over distance -- Accident-proofing the homeTRANSPORTATION: When it is no longer safe to drive -- Alternative transportationHEALTH AND WELLNESS: Taking charge of health -- Communicating with the doctorDEATH AND DYING: End-of-life issues -- Saying good-byeQUALITY OF LIFE: Aging with disability -- Family powerTHE DOCUMENTS LOCATOR™ [less]

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Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace & Savor Your Next Chapter

Ron Pevny

2014    240 Pages    (Atria Books/Beyond Words)

DDC: 306.38    LCC: HQ1062

ISBN 13: 9781582704388    ISBN 10: 1582704384

We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house [...]

We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house, retirees (or soon to be) are looking to create a passionate, active, fulfilled, and engaging later life. That’s where Ron Pevny comes in. His inspiring guide helps you do what he calls “conscious aging”—or making a reality the life of growth, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration you’ve always imagined for yourself. In addition to wisdom for navigating loss and grief, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development. Today’s seniors are reshaping what retirement is all about. It is a whole new opportunity to engage with family, community, and the world with vigor. Don’t just grow older—age consciously. [less]

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Counseling Skills for Companioning the Mourner

Alan D. Wolfelt

2016    144 Pages    (Companion Press)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

ISBN 13: 9781617222320    ISBN 10: 1617222321

An in-depth guide to the counseling process and establishing a trusting relationship with clients—from a bestselling author and grieving expert Helping people in grief means being an empathetic companion—someone who allows grievers to be experts of their own experiences, who bears witness without judging, who gently encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings. But even if you approach the work with this understanding, how you "are" when you spend time with the griever also has a [...]

An in-depth guide to the counseling process and establishing a trusting relationship with clients—from a bestselling author and grieving expert Helping people in grief means being an empathetic companion—someone who allows grievers to be experts of their own experiences, who bears witness without judging, who gently encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings. But even if you approach the work with this understanding, how you "are" when you spend time with the griever also has a tremendous influence on your capacity to help. How do you develop a relationship with the griever? How do you show empathy, respect, warmth, and genuineness? Could you improve your listening, paraphrasing, clarifying, perception checking, informing, and other essential helping skills? Whether you are a professional counselor or a lay helper, whether you have years of experience or are new to the work, this guide, based on by Dr. Wolfelt's companioning philosophy, will help you be the most effective grief companion you can be. [less]

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Counting On Kindness

Wendy Lustbader

1993    208 Pages    (Free Press)

DDC: 362.4    LCC: BF575.D34

LCCN: 90044842    ISBN 13: 9780029195161    ISBN 10: 0029195160

Addresses emotional aspects, including self-esteem and identity, the transition from active life, regret, and meaninglessness.

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Creative Companion: How to Free Your Creative Spirit, A

S.A.R.K.

2004    80 Pages    (Celestial Arts)

DDC: 153.35    LCC: BF637.C5

LCCN: 91072517    ISBN 13: 9780890876510    ISBN 10: 0890876517

Writer, artist, free spirit, and self-described "dangerous woman, " SARK readsfrom her lovely, lighthearted book on becoming an artist. Guaranteed to bringa little magic into even the most sensible life.

Writer, artist, free spirit, and self-described "dangerous woman, " SARK readsfrom her lovely, lighthearted book on becoming an artist. Guaranteed to bringa little magic into even the most sensible life. [less]

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Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Glenn Ringtved

2016    32 Pages    (Enchanted Lion Books)

LCC: PZ7.1.R575

LCCN: 2015044306    ISBN 13: 9781592701872    ISBN 10: 1592701876

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye.Glen Ringtved is a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated.Charlotte Pardi is a well-beloved [...]

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye.Glen Ringtved is a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated.Charlotte Pardi is a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000.Robert Moulthrop is a published playwright. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City. [less]

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Cry Until You Laugh A Pratical Approach to Grief And Death

1992    193 Pages   

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF789.D4

ISBN 13: 9780963263933    ISBN 10: 0963263935

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Cup of Comfort for the Grieving Heart: Stories to lift your spirit and heal your soul, A

2009    336 Pages    (Adams Media)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

ISBN 13: 9781605500874    ISBN 10: 1605500879

For those who have suffered the loss of a family member or dear friend, it's easy to feel alone. This book assures you that others understand and empathize with the pain you are experiencing. Featuring stories of solace and peace from those who have displayed the courage to go on, these tenderhearted personal accounts provide a supportive shoulder to cry on during a time of need. They say only time can alleviate the pain of grieving. But this moving collection will help you celebrate the [...]

For those who have suffered the loss of a family member or dear friend, it's easy to feel alone. This book assures you that others understand and empathize with the pain you are experiencing. Featuring stories of solace and peace from those who have displayed the courage to go on, these tenderhearted personal accounts provide a supportive shoulder to cry on during a time of need. They say only time can alleviate the pain of grieving. But this moving collection will help you celebrate the lives of your dearly departed loved ones, and keep your heart brimming with bittersweet memories. [less]

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Dear Mili

Wilhelm Grimm

1988    40 Pages    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))

DDC: 398.27    LCC: PZ8.G883

LCCN: 88081294    ISBN 13: 9780374317621    ISBN 10: 0374317623

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times. “After more than 150 years,” the Times noted, “Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character.” The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family’s possession for over a century and [...]

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times. “After more than 150 years,” the Times noted, “Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character.” The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family’s possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her from a terrible war. The child comes upon the hut of an old man, who gives her shelter, and she repays his kindness by serving him faithfully for what she thinks are three days. Actually, thirty years have passed, but Mili has remained safe, and with the old man’s blessing there is still time for a tender reunion with her mother. As for the pictures that interpret Dear Mili—hailed by School Library Journal as “gorgeous”—they were a milestone in Maurice Sendak’s career, the work of a master at the height of his powers. [less]

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Death: The Final Stage of Growth (Human Development Books)

1975    181 Pages    (Prentice Hall)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF789.D4

LCCN: 75009688    ISBN 13: 9780131969988    ISBN 10: 0131969986

Ours is a death-denying society. But death is inevitable, and we must face the question of how to deal with it. Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life's true meaning. Why do we treat death as a taboo? What are the sources of our fears? How do we express our grief, and how do we accept the death of a person close to us? How can we prepare for our own death? Drawing on our own and other cultures' views of death and dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross provides some illuminating [...]

Ours is a death-denying society. But death is inevitable, and we must face the question of how to deal with it. Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life's true meaning. Why do we treat death as a taboo? What are the sources of our fears? How do we express our grief, and how do we accept the death of a person close to us? How can we prepare for our own death? Drawing on our own and other cultures' views of death and dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross provides some illuminating answers to these and other questions. She offers a spectrum of viewpoints, including those of ministers, rabbis, doctors, nurses, and sociologists, and the personal accounts of those near death and of their survivors. Once we come to terms with death as a part of human development, the author shows, death can provide us with a key to the meaning of human existence. [less]

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Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Stephen Jenkinson

2015    416 Pages    (North Atlantic Books)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF789.D4

LCCN: 2014036180    ISBN 13: 9781583949733    ISBN 10: 1583949739

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty.  Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that [...]

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty.  Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it.Table of ContentsThe Ordeal of a Managed DeathStealing Meaning from DyingThe Tyrant HopeThe Quality of LifeYes, But Not Like ThisThe WorkSo Who Are the Dying to You? Dying Facing HomeWhat Dying Asks of Us AllKidsAh, My Friend the Enemy [less]

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Dog's Purpose, A

W. Bruce Cameron

2011    333 Pages    (Forge Books)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PS3603.A4535

ISBN 13: 9780765330345    ISBN 10: 0765330342

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old [...]

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders—will he ever find his purpose?Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.    [less]

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Dreams at the Threshold

Jeanne Van Bronkhorst

2015    288 Pages    (Llewellyn Publications)

DDC: 154.63    LCC: BF789.D4

LCCN: 2014035916    ISBN 13: 9780738742342    ISBN 10: 0738742341

At the end of life dreams can help start important conversations and encourage the resolution of old wounds. They provide a welcome sense of dignity in their sharing and often help those who are dying move confidently toward an unknown future. Dreams at the Thresholdprovides simple instructions on how to listen with a caring, respectful curiosity to our own dreams and the dreams of others. Discover how these important messages can provide the gift of peace and the courage to say goodbye. Just [...]

At the end of life dreams can help start important conversations and encourage the resolution of old wounds. They provide a welcome sense of dignity in their sharing and often help those who are dying move confidently toward an unknown future. Dreams at the Thresholdprovides simple instructions on how to listen with a caring, respectful curiosity to our own dreams and the dreams of others. Discover how these important messages can provide the gift of peace and the courage to say goodbye. Just one shared dream can bring lasting com- fort to those who are dying and to the community around them. Praise: "Superb in discussing preparation for death."--Library Journal (starred review) "The great gift of this book is its warm-hearted simplicity."--Robert Moss, author of Conscious Dreaming "This book is written with love, interest and conviction. Jeanne's aim is to teach us the importance of dreams for those in contact with the dying and the people closest to them. Easy to read and understand. Do not hesitate to seize this opportunity in discovering another tool for accompaniment."--Monique Séguin, co-author of Dreams and Death "Through artful weaving of dreams . . . Jeanne Van Bronkhorst has created a beautiful guidebook both for professionals who work with end-of-life patients and for laypersons who will face this inevitable transition in their own lives and the lives of loved ones."--Tallulah Lyons, M.Ed., author of Dreams and Guided Imagery "Jeanne Van Bronkhorst's Dreams at the Thresholdis an important contribution to this neglected dimension."--Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind [less]

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Dying Well

Ira Byock MD

1998    320 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

DDC: 306.88    LCC: HQ1073

ISBN 13: 9781573226578    ISBN 10: 1573226572

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, talk to loved ones—and make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. [...]

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, talk to loved ones—and make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. Exceptional praise from M. Scott Peck, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others Dr. Byock is a nationally recognized leader in hospice care The hospice community is comprised of over 5,000,000 professionals and volunteers The tremendous success of How We Die (215,000 hc) and Final Gifts (150,000 pb) proves the market's viability [less]

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Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah L. Davis

1996    288 Pages    (Fulcrum Publishing)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: RG631

LCCN: 95053333    ISBN 13: 9781555913021    ISBN 10: 1555913024

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption, and the questioning of [...]

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption, and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on "protective parenting" to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends, and other support persons can gain special insight. Most importantly, parents facing the death of a baby will find necessary support in this gentle guide. If reading this book moves you to cry, try to accept this reaction. Your tears merge with those of other grieving parents.A purpose of this book is to let bereaved parents know that they are not alone in their grief. With factual information and the words and insights of other bereaved parents, you can establish realistic expectations for your grief. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart is meant to help you through these difficult experiences by giving you things to think about, providing suggestions for coping and encouraging you to do what you need to survive your baby's death. Whether your baby dies recently or long ago, this information can be useful to you. [less]

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Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Jessica Nutik Zitter M.D.

2017    352 Pages    (Avery)

DDC: 616.029    LCC: R726.8

LCCN: 2016056303    ISBN 13: 9781101982556    ISBN 10: 1101982551

An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest levelIn medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during [...]

An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest levelIn medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life  Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients’ pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human. [less]

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Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

Maggie Callanan, Patricia Kelley

1997    239 Pages    (Bantam)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF789.D4

LCCN: 97064030    ISBN 13: 9780553378764    ISBN 10: 0553378767

Five years after its first publication, with more than 150,000 copies in print, Final Gifts has become a classic. In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph [...]

Five years after its first publication, with more than 150,000 copies in print, Final Gifts has become a classic. In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share.Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end. [less]

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Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

Maggie Callanan, Patricia Kelley

2012    224 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF789.D4 C25

LCCN: 2012392820    ISBN 13: 9781451667257    ISBN 10: 1451667256

In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the [...]

In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share.Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end. [less]

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Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

Maggie Callanan

2009    352 Pages    (Bantam)

DDC: 616.029    LCC: R726.8

ISBN 13: 9780553382747    ISBN 10: 0553382748

For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse to helping a dying mother prepare her children to [...]

For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage.Designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours, Final Journeys will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for. [less]

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Finding My Way: Healing & Transformation Through Loss & Grief

John M. Schneider

397 Pages    (Seasons)

DDC: 155.937    LCC: BF575.G7

LCCN: 93087812    ISBN 13: 9780963898418    ISBN 10: 0963898418

FInding My Way examines the universal human experience of loss and grief from a transformational model; that any loss can ultimately transform our lives in ways we could have never imagined. The author, John M. Schneider, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus with over forty years experience in working with peoples' losses and has formed a unifying model for understanding the nature and process of grief that vastly expands previous concepts (such as Kubler-Ross' five [...]

FInding My Way examines the universal human experience of loss and grief from a transformational model; that any loss can ultimately transform our lives in ways we could have never imagined. The author, John M. Schneider, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus with over forty years experience in working with peoples' losses and has formed a unifying model for understanding the nature and process of grief that vastly expands previous concepts (such as Kubler-Ross' five stages). Grief does not follow pre-determined stages, but rather proceeds along some common phases and confronts us with three fundamental questions: what is lost?, what remains?, and what is possible? Schneider's model is also based in clinical research using an inventory he developed over thirty years, the Response To Loss Instrument. [less]

 
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